Austin Violent Crimes Lawyers
Fighting for the Justice You Deserve
The Texas Penal Code protects people from harm at the hands of others by imposing harsh and severe penalties when someone commits a violent crime. Allegations of aggravated assault, sexual assault, murder, manslaughter, and robbery could lead to a conviction and incarceration in prison.
If you have been charged with committing a violent crime, you want the attorney representing you to have the experience, knowledge, and courtroom skills to challenge the evidence with an intelligent and aggressive defense. Our Austin violent crimes attorneys give you the tough, hard-hitting legal representation you need when your freedom and future are at stake.
How Do Police Investigate Violence Crimes in TX?
Violent crimes involve the use or threat of force and frequently include the use of a gun, knife, or other deadly weapons. Investigations are handled by seasoned law enforcement personnel and prosecuted by the most experienced prosecutors in the county.
Our Austin violent crime attorneys have first-hand knowledge of the methods used by police and prosecutors to develop and present evidence to support all types of violent crimes cases, including:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault and rape
- Aggravated assault
Understanding Texas law and its application in a given situation is essential to develop a successful defense strategy. For example, intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to a family member or significant other is usually a misdemeanor offense. However, the same offense involving strangulation or suffocation can result in charges for violating Texas Penal Code §21.01(b)(2)(B), which is a felony of the third degree punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. A thorough evaluation of the facts and the evidence, along with an independent investigation by the defense, is essential to challenging the prosecution version of what took place.
A Proven Record of Success
Our Austin violent crimes attorneys here at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, have successfully defended individuals charged with violent crimes through strategic, aggressive, and innovative defense strategies.