Violent Crimes Attorney in Houston
Dependable Criminal Defense for Over 20 Years
A conviction for a violent crime could have a life-changing impact on an individual’s life. From fines and imprisonment to ineligibility for certain jobs, education opportunities, and government assistance, the consequences are often severe and far-reaching.
If you have been arrested for a violent crime, contact Omar Saman, P.C. for the assistance you need. As a Houston violent crimes lawyer, I can help you build a solid defense strategy that could reduce your charges or have them dismissed altogether.
I have extensive experience handling all types of violent crimes cases, including:
- Domestic violence
- Aggravated assault
- Felonious assault
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Involuntary manslaughter
Violent Crimes & Their Penalties in Houston
A crime is considered violent when one individual harms or threatens to harm another person. Due to the nature of these crimes, they often carry severe consequences. The penalties imposed vary depending on whether a weapon was used in committing the crime and if the offense caused bodily injury or death.
Other factors considered include the previous criminal record of the alleged offender and if the victim was elderly or disabled.
The basic structure for violent crimes sentencing in Texas includes:
- Class A Misdemeanor: up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
- State jail felony: 180 days to two years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Third-degree felony: two to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Second-degree felony: two to 20 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- First-degree felony: five to 99 years or life in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000
Defenses to Violent Crime Charges
Under Texas law, there are many ways that an alleged offender can defend against his or her violent crimes charges.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, possible defenses include:
- Protection of another person
- Protection of property
- Deadly force
- Mistake of fact
A skilled lawyer can evaluate the details of the allegations filed against you and determine which defense tactics would be right for your situation.
Contact a Houston Violent Crimes Lawyer Today
When facing such serious charges, it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side who has a proven track record of success. Look no further than Omar Saman, P.C. Reach out today to schedule your free consultation.
If you have been accused of a violent crime in Houston, contact an aggressive legal advocate at (713) 521-9955.