Violent Crime Attorney Austin, TX
Defense for Violent Crime Charges in Texas
Crimes involving violence against another individual carry harsh consequences that can significantly impact your life and freedom. If you are charged with a violent crime, you can be facing a severe prison sentence as well as expensive fines. Violent crimes also appear on your criminal record, which can make it challenging to apply for a job, housing, or educational aid. Additionally, you may not qualify for professional licenses, such as those required to work in real estate, medical fields, or as a pilot. Because a violent offense can alter your entire life, it is essential to secure the services of a skilled Austin violent crimes lawyer.
At Vinson & Smith Law Firm, you can work with a legal team that includes former prosecutors and proven trial lawyers. Our Austin violent crime attorneys know what it takes to thoroughly investigate your arrest, analyze the state’s evidence, and mount a challenging defense. We understand the high stakes involved in any violent crime case and know that your future may rest on how well we do our job. Because of that, we put in the effort, diligence, and commitment needed to seek a favorable result.
Arrested for a violent offense? You can rely on Vinson & Smith Law Firm for an aggressive defense. Call us at (512) 359-3743 for a free, initial consultation with our Austin violent crime lawyers.
What Are Violent Crimes in Texas?
Our firm is familiar with all types of criminal offenses labeled as “violent.” These types of crimes involve a lack of respect for human life or property and consist of behavior that may cause serious injury or death.
Such offenses can include:
- Armed Robbery
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Car Jacking
- Child Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- False Imprisonment
- Firearm Offenses
- Gang Violence
- Hate Crimes
- Negligent Homicide
- Vehicular Assault
- Weapons charges
Because of their aggressive nature and disregard for human life and property, these types of crimes are heavily pursued by law enforcement and state prosecutors.
Penalties may vary depending on several factors, including:
- The type of crime,
- The seriousness of injury,
- Whether death occurred, and
- Whether weapons were involved
For example, vehicular manslaughter in Texas is punishable by a prison sentence of 2 to 20 years and/or fines of up to $20,000 while criminally negligent homicide carries penalties of 180 days to up to 2 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Vehicular manslaughter refers to killing another while driving recklessly. Criminal negligence refers to risking the death of another through negligent behavior.
Murder is one of the most violent of all crimes, resulting in another’s death through premeditation and intention, the heat of the moment, or while committing another felony offense, such as armed robbery, sexual assault, or kidnapping. Under certain circumstances, this type of crime can be referred to as a capital murder carrying a prison term of life.
Retain the Services of a Proven Austin Violent Crimes Lawyer
Facing an investigation into a violent crime or it charges will likely be one of the most stressful and frightening events you will ever experience. You will need a trusted professional in your corner whose sole job is to ensure that your legal rights are fiercely defended, you receive fair treatment throughout your ordeal, and you receive the most effective defense possible.
Our Austin violent crime lawyers understand that when a potential life sentence or decades of your future are on the line, you need a thorough and committed legal team. Smith & Vinson Law Firm will fight for you, both inside and outside the courtroom, by exploring every legal avenue on your behalf, through tough negotiation with the other side, or through hard-hitting litigation.
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