Assault charges in Texas can be serious.
Texas Penal Code § 22.02 defines aggravated assault as knowingly or recklessly assaulting another person with an intent to cause serious bodily injury. Additionally, using deadly weapons – and even just displaying them – can constitute an aggravating factor.
Aggravated assault is usually a second-degree felony. And depending on the severity of the charges and the nature of involvement, you could face:
- Lengthy prison sentences
- Heavy fines
- Tainted criminal and personal records
- License suspensions, and more.
If you have been arrested for or suspected of assault, it’s wise to hire a lawyer to defend against assault charges. You need a legal professional well-versed in Texas’ criminal justice system to help maintain your innocence – you need Morgan Bourque.
Morgan is a former Texas prosecutor who has handled assault charges from both sides of the courtroom. For years, he has represented adults and juveniles accused of various assault offenses and has specific insight into crime scene investigations, procedures and evidence. Based on his insider’s perspective, he is often able to anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take and build an even stronger defense.
In 2016, there were more than 118,500 assault and aggravated assault arrests in Texas. Police are cracking down on violent behavior, but that does not mean they are infallible. Mistakes can be made during arrests and investigations. From cases of mistaken identity, and being at the wrong place at the wrong time, to the mishandling of evidence, unreliable witnesses and embellished reports, errors exist. Morgan knows what inconsistencies to look for and exploit, and can form a legal strategy that can convince a judge or jury to dismiss or reduce charges and keep you from incurring many of the penalties listed above.
A criminal record highlighted by assault convictions can haunt you throughout your career and personal life. It negatively impact your chances at passing background checks for jobs, travel and from holding certain positions and memberships.
With Morgan Bourque representing you in court or at the negotiating table, you can be certain that he will fight for your rights with passion and determination. Whether you want to challenge the charges at trial or strike a plea deal, Morgan will provide the options that will best ensure your future.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge.
Call now to review your assault case and begin establishing a successful strategy.