Frequently Asked Questions
in Texas Assault Cases
When should I hire an Assault attorney?
Immediately. Memories fade, witnesses change their minds, and stories change with time. The criminal process is not going to stop or slow down for you. In short, the sooner you act the better chance I will have in providing the best Assault defense for.
Why are Texas Assault laws so vigorously enforced?
There are tremendous societal pressures to make Assault arrests. Society and the media puts a great deal of pressure on legislators and the District Attorney and Police Departments to get "tough" on assault cases.
There are also many horrible consequences of Domestic Violence situations. No doubt about that. However, the approach by law enforcement has been to cast a wide net, catching the guilty and innocent alike. The unfortunate result is innocent people spending thousands of dollars to clear their good name. In fact, law enforcement's approach is the opposite approach from what our criminal justice system dictates. . . INNOCENT until proven guilty.
I got a Texas Assault charge and I have never been in trouble before. Am I going back to jail?
Probably not. All cases are different, and I will have to look at your specific facts, but in most cases, I can successfully fight to keep you out of jail.
Why did you pick Assault cases as a focus of your practice?
Assault cases can happen to anyone. Everyone had a bad day. In fact, if you are in a relationship for any long period of time, there are bound to be arguments. I feel, however, that a private disagreement should not brand you as a criminal for the rest of your life. I decided to focus on Assault cases because I saw overly harsh laws and punishments -- especially for first time offenders. I also realized that Assault cases have a lot of nuances & intricacies that the average criminal case does not have. I believe it is important to find a lawyer who stays on top of the current Texas Assault laws, trends, and what occurs in Courts everyday.