Fort Worth Assault Defense Attorney
Accomplished Criminal Defense Lawyers for Assault and Battery in Ft. Worth, TX
Have you been arrested or charged with an assault or battery in the greater Fort Worth area? Don’t let the Texas legal system turn you into another statistic. Hire a firm with the experience, dedication and a track record of successfully handling difficult assault cases in Texas.
Our firm provides aggressive defense against assault and battery charges, working hard to get you the justice you deserve and your good name cleared.
Misunderstandings, trumped-up charges, and outright lies can land you in hot water. Every day across Fort Worth individuals are charged or accused of crimes they didn’t commit. Put Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC to work for you, and let us put our decades of experience to the test.
With penalties in Ft. Worth ranging from steep fines to prison, you can’t risk your case with just any law firm. Hire criminal defense attorneys who have your back from the start.
Call or message today for a free initial consultation and to find out why so many individuals and families trust us to win them a favorable outcome both in and out of court.
Why Hire Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC to Represent your Assault Case in Ft. Worth?
You Need Legal Expertise
You know you’re innocent, but you don’t know much about assault laws in Texas. You need an experienced assault defense attorney on your case who is caring, compassionate and dedicated to winning you a favorable outcome.
You Need Diligent Case Evaluation & Analysis
The Devil, as they say, is in the details. We have the resources to dig in deep into your case, uncovering favorable evidence, poking holes in the prosecution’s case, potentially get unfavorable evidence “thrown out” or deemed “inadmissible”, and positioning your defense for victory.
We May be Able to Get Your Charges Dropped or Reduced
No one wants to endure the financial and emotional strain of a trial (if at all avoidable). We will explore every avenue including the potential to get your charged dropped or reduced. In the event that a trial can’t be avoided or is in your best interest, we stand ready to aggressively defend your innocence.
Beat Assault Charges and Clear your Good Name
The Right Assault and Battery Lawyer for Your Case
Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC brings decades of experience in trial litigation and criminal defense, having established a proven track record of obtaining positive outcomes for our clients.
We know what it takes to win cases, and are committed to giving you the representation you deserve. To us, you’re family, and we always do right by family. When you hire our team, you will be treated with dignity, respect and care.
From case preparation to negotiations and trial defense, we’ve got your back start to finish.
Is There a Difference Between Assault and Battery in Fort Worth, TX?
In some states, assault and battery are charged as two separate offenses. However, in Texas, the two both fall under § 22.01 of the Penal Code and are filed as a singular offense.
If you have been charged and are uncertain what it means, contact our firm today. We know how complex and confusing Texas laws, regulations and codes can be. Let us educate you as to what your charges mean and how that may impact you, your family and your case moving forward.
What is Considered Assault in Fort Worth?
Assault in Texas is divided between two types: simple and aggravated. The charges range from between a Class C misdemeanor up to a first-degree felony, with penalties running the gambit from fines and probation to lengthy imprisonment.
Due to the seriousness of these charges, having the right criminal defense assault attorney on your side is of the utmost importance.
Simple Assault Charges
The lesser of the two charges, simple assault is often charged as a misdemeanor and involves:
- Taking actions intentionally, recklessly or knowingly that end up resulting in bodily harm or injury to either an individual or their respective spouse;
- Threatening to cause bodily harm or injury to an individual or their spouse; or
- Carrying out any action with the intent to physically contact another individual whilst having a reasonable belief or belief that this individual would regard physical contact of that nature as provocative or offensive.
Aggravated Assault Charges
Unlike the lesser “simple assault” charge, aggravated assault is a much more serious charge, generally reaching the level of a 1st or 2nd degree felony. If convicted, penalties can range from steep fines and/or prison sentences ranging from two years to life.
What is considered an “aggravated assault” in Fort Worth?
- Strangulation was involved
- The relationship of the victim to the accused
- Prior criminal record or convictions
- If the victim was a public servant
Under §22.02 of the Texas Penal Code, aggravated assault charges may be filed under the following circumstances:
- The assault involved a deadly weapon or the brandishing of a deadly weapon
- The assault caused or resulted in serious bodily injury or harm
1st Degree Felony Charges May Be Filed If Any of the Following Circumstances Apply:
- The crime was carried about against an individual with whom the accused had a close relationship, and the use of a deadly weapon during the assault resulted in serious bodily injury,
- The victim is or was a public servant at the time of the assault
- The victim is or was a security officer at the time of the assault
- The crime involved discharging of a firearm at a building or house from an automobile and such act resulting in the cause of serious bodily harm
- The assault was carried out against a witness or informant
Criminal Defense Against Assault Charges
Getting arrested for assault is likely never anything you expected. If you find yourself in this undesirable situation, you need the right team on your side. Given the serious nature of the charges, you need an equally serious legal response.
Hire a criminal assault attorney in Fort Worth that has the local connections, experience and resources to help you achieve a favorable outcome. After a thorough case evaluation, we’ll help you explore the defense strategies we feel are best suited to your unique circumstances and most likely to help you put this whole thing in the rearview fast.
Defense Strategies May Include:
- Claiming self-defense
- Demonstrating you were provoked
- Proving you had consent
- Uncovering coercion
- And more…
Other Legal Defense Tactics May Include:
- Discrediting witnesses or false witness statements
- Discrediting the prosecutor’s evidence
- Uncovering evidence in your favor through investigative means
- Locating key witnesses and obtaining testimony supporting your case
- Uncovering the victim’s history of lying, poor moral character, history of aggression, past criminal record and more…
Types of Criminal Defense at Diaz Law Firm
Fort Worth Traffic Tickets and Violations
Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas
Domestic Violence or Abuse
Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses
Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes
Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas
Texas 3G Crimes
Frequently Asked Questions About DWIs in Fort Worth, TX
Here are some frequently asked questions about getting a DWI in Fort Worth, Texas:
While every situation is unique, if you are a first-time offender without any other aggravating circumstances, additional charges, or prior criminal history, you typically will not face jail time.
At a minimum, a conviction for a DWI can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, with fines totalling more than $6,000. This amount does not include court fees, time missed from work, or the inability to work because your driver’s license has been suspended. You may also be fired as the result of your DWI, especially if your job requires you to drive a lot.
If you are a first-time DWI offender, you are not likely to be charged with a felony. If you have no prior criminal history, convictions, or other charges associated with your DWI, you are likely to be facing a Class A or Class B misdemeanor. Felony DWIs are usually saved for those facing their third or more DWI.
The penalties you will face will be different based on the individual circumstances of your arrest, any aggravating factors of your case, whether you have a criminal history, and other factors.
Some of the penalties you may receive include:
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Charges for court costs
- Jail time
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
- Prison time
Assault Defense Lawyers in Texas – Our service areas
We proudly serve the greater communities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio
Trust Your Case with an Award-Winning Criminal Defense Firm
A criminal record can have a serious and lasting impact on your life. From embarrassment to lost employment opportunities, don’t let false charges ruin your life. The right criminal assault attorney from Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC in Fort Worth can help you fight back.
Our firm has been awarded for our exceptional service, results-oriented representation and quality of legal expertise.
Put our experience to work for you. Call or message today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.