Texas assault charges are nuanced and complicated. Often times, defendants representing themselves (pro se) unwittingly end up with stains on their permanent criminal record. Not only will this limit your job opportunities, but it may also limit your right to rent an apartment, receive financial aid, own a gun, and drive a car. With so much at stake, you owe it to yourself to consult with a reputable, successful DFW assault attorney with a history of getting assault charges dismissed – leaving no stain on your criminal record. Visit our Domestic Violence Assault page for legal information regarding family violence charges.
In assessing whether you need an attorney following an arrest for assault in Collin County, Dallas, or the greater DFW area consider the following:
Misdemeanor assault charges are quite common in Dallas and Collin County. Plano attorney Andrew Peveto can help you avoid a conviction for misdemeanor assault on your permanent criminal record – thanks to years of refining the best assault defense strategy and creative plea bargaining tactics. The goal is to win your misdemeanor assault case outright, have the charges dismissed, or at least insure that you can have your assault arrest removed from your criminal record in the future via the process of expunction or non-disclosure.
While misdemeanor assault charges are grouped into classes – felony assault charges are grouped into degrees. If you have been arrested for a felony assault charge, you could be blindsided by tricky punishment laws if you are not careful. It is important to remember that there are some felony assault charges that cannot be removed from your criminal history – even if you get Deferred Adjudication! You will certainly want to ask an attorney whether your particular assault charges fall into that category before your first court appearance. Otherwise, you could be risking a conviction on your permanent record that will never go away.
Any assault charge is a serious criminal offense in the State of Texas. However, a reputable and resourceful local criminal assault lawyer like Andrew Peveto can usually find a creative way to avoid an assault conviction on your permanent criminal record. If you have been arrested, charged, or had a warrant issued for your arrest for misdemeanor or felony assault, contact reputable assault attorney Andrew Peveto today for a free consultation. We can also arrange for jail release, bond reduction, and re-negotiation of assault probation.
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