Unfairly Charged With Assault in Texas?
If the police are called to respond to a fight or other physical altercation in southeast Texas, the chances are high that someone will be arrested and charged with assault. The police are not particularly concerned with what happened or who started the fight. The person who finished the fight is the person most likely to face charges.
You may hope that the police or prosecutors will simply look at the case and realize that the situation does not warrant a serious criminal conviction. This is not likely. If you are facing assault charges after an argument got out of hand or a case of road rage or a car accident erupted into a fight, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Gilbert J. Alvarado in Houston and Harris County, Texas, Mr. Alvarado can step in quickly to protect your rights against an unfair or unwarranted charge of assault. We can begin a thorough investigation immediately, gathering any important evidence such as witness testimony and medical records that support your side of events.
The Consequences of an Assault Conviction
While the legal consequences of a conviction or guilty plea could range from a suspended sentence and probation to lengthy incarceration, these consequences are not the only reasons to fight the charge.
If you are convicted of assault, you will almost certainly be branded by the legal system and the community as a violent criminal. Many employers, property management companies and landlords now conduct background checks of all applicants. With a violent crime on your criminal record, you may find it difficult to get a job or find a place to live.
Immediate action is especially important in assault allegations that occur in the context of family violence. In these cases there may be additional consequences that could affect your personal and professional life.
Contact Us Today
If you are facing assault charges in Texas, contact experienced criminal defense trial attorney Gilbert J. Alvarado from his office in Houston, Harris County, Texas where he represent clients charged with serious crimes. Your initial consultation will be free, informative and completely confidential.