Houston Defense Lawyer for Violent Crimes
Accused? The Law Offices of Jed Silverman Can Protect Your Rights.
A conviction for a violent crime can follow you around for the rest of
your life. Even being in the wrong place at the wrong time during a bar
fight can mean doing time in jail and getting hit with a heavy fine.
A felony conviction will mean a minimum of five years in a state prison.
If you are facing charges of a violent crime, you need the most aggressive,
effective legal representation available.
Types of Violent Crime Cases We Handle
We can help with all types of violent crimes, including:
Under Texas law, there is a difference between the crime of assault and
bad behavior that may lead to unintentional injuries to a victim. The
distinction can make the difference between facing a felony conviction
or a misdemeanor charge for disorderly conduct or simple assault.
Violent Crimes & Domestic Violence
There are many ways and forms by which domestic violence can take place.
Threats and assaults can be made using a variety of weapons, ranging from
taunting words to deadly weapons such as guns. One method of domestic
violence, however, has been isolated through a relatively new Texas law
and given its own penalties. Choking or attempting to choke a person is
automatically classified as a felony. A conviction for choking or attempting
to choke one's spouse or domestic partner can result in a jail or
prison sentence of two to 10 years, and a $10,000 fine.
There is, of course, a large difference between fatal or near-fatal strangulation
and simply putting hands around the neck of a domestic partner in the
heat of an argument. At either end of the spectrum of violence, choking
or attempting to choke a husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend will be
classified as a third-degree or second-degree felony. Other relationship
connections may also qualify as domestic relations such as parent-child
Contact a Houston Violent Crime Attorney From Our Firm
Attorney Jed Silverman will thoroughly review and investigate the facts
of your case to look for every opportunity to have your assault charges
dismissed or reduced to the lowest possible offense.
Strategies may include self-defense, defending the life of another person
or mutual fighting, such as a bar fight. We also rely on the expertise
of private investigators and independent experts to build the strongest
case possible for your defense.
Houston Criminal Attorney Jed Silverman represents clients in courts throughout
Texas. Right now, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights
and your future. Call us at (713) 597-2221 or
contact us online.