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Violent Crimes Laws in Texas

At LaHood Norton Law Group, our distinguished team has built a strong reputation for outstanding legal service in defending all types of criminal charges. This includes defense for violent crimes at both the state and federal levels.

Violent crime convictions can lead to serious penalties, including prison sentences, heavy fines, and a permanent criminal record. Because of these severe consequences, enlist the help of one of our San Antonio violent crime lawyers to fight for your freedom and future. Our team consists of former prosecutors who understand how the other side works and the tactics the state will use to try to convict you. That insight is invaluable in creating your defense.

Contact our firm at (210) 801-9400 to arrange for a free initial consultation today.

What Are Violent Crimes?

Violent crimes are considered some of the most serious offenses. They occur when one person uses or threatens to use force against another. Generally, they result in serious injury to the alleged victim, and in severe cases, can lead to death.

The following are a few examples of violent offenses:

  • Assault: This occurs when a person causes bodily injury to another or threatens to cause such a result.
  • Aggravated assault: A person commits this crime when they cause serious bodily injury to another or use a deadly weapon during an assault.
  • Kidnapping: This crime involves knowingly and intentionally restraining a person’s liberties by hiding them or using or threatening to use deadly force on them.
  • Vehicular manslaughter: Charges for this offense arise when a driver recklessly causes someone else’s death.
  • Domestic violence: An offense is committed when a person causes or threatens to cause harm to a family or household member.
  • Manslaughter: A person faces charges if they recklessly take another’s life.
  • Murder: This offense involves the intentional killing of another. It can also be committed when a person attempts to cause serious bodily injury to someone else but death results, or the person is committing or attempting to commit a felony and they take another’s life. If certain factors are present, the crime is referred to as capital murder, which is considered a more serious offense.
  • Rape: Also called sexual assault, this offense is committed when a person has nonconsensual sex with another or engages in such conduct with a child whether or not consent was received.
  • Robbery: A person may be accused of this offense if they commit theft and cause or threaten to cause bodily injury to another.

The charges you face will depend on various factors, such as your prior criminal history, whether a weapon was used, whether you injured or killed another person, and the extent of the physical damage the alleged victim suffered.

At LaHood Norton Law Group, we recognize the seriousness of a violent crime allegation. That’s why when you hire us, we will put in the time and effort necessary to build an aggressive defense on your behalf.

Texas Penalties for Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are taken seriously by the courts due to their threat to public safety. These offenses are generally charged as felonies, which can leave you with a permanent criminal record that restricts your right to own a firearm, renders you unable to pursue certain occupations, prevents you from receiving certain kinds of government assistance, and even affects your ability to find a job or rent a home.

Some examples of violent crime penalties in Texas include the following:

  • Capital murder is a capital felony punishable by:
    • Life without parole or
    • Death
  • Murder is a first-degree felony punishable by:
    • Up to 99 years in prison and/or
    • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Sexual assault is a second-degree felony punishable by:
    • Up to 20 years in prison and/or
    • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Robbery is a second-degree felony punishable by:
    • Up to 20 years in prison and/or
    • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Aggravated assault is a second-degree felony punishable by:
    • Up to 20 years in prison and/or
    • Up to $10,000 in fines

Our violent crime defense attorneys in San Antonio care about the people we help. We can work relentlessly on your case toward a favorable result, seeking to reduce or avoid penalties.

Team of Defense Lawyers for Violent Crime Cases in TX

With over 70 years of combined experience, we have the professionalism and integrity you need. At LaHood Norton Law Group, we remain passionate about protecting your legal rights and working for your best interests with diligence and dedication.

Contact our San Antonio violent crime lawyers at (210) 801-9400 today for legal assistance.

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  • Helped Me Beyond My Expectation

    “I’m forever thankful for the LaHood Norton Staff in fully taking care of me with such professional and GENUINE care.”

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    “He is a true professional and will treat you with the utmost respect and will not mislead you.”

    - Keith
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    “Smart, experienced and will always look out for your best interest!”

    - Eliot G.

Proof of Our Results

Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Assault Bodily Injury - Married
  • Case Dismissed Criminal Trespassing - Private Property
  • Case Dismissed Drug Possession Charge
  • Case Dismissed Drug Possession Charge
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Reduced to Obstruction of Highway DWI
  • Case Dismissed Failure to Stop & Provide Information to Law Enforcement

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Why Choose LaHood Norton Law Group
  • Here When You Need Us

    Our team will be available to you after hours and on the weekends, whenever you need us.

  • Former District Attorney On Your Side

    Founding attorney, Nico LaHood, is the former Bexar County District Attorney. He has experience on the other side of the aisle that will be invaluable to your case.

  • Over 70 Years of Combined Experience

    Our accomplished attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience in the criminal justice system.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Two of our attorneys are Board Certified in Criminal Defense, making them specialists in their field.

Proof of Our Excellence

Firm Accolades
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Texas State Bar
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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