Fort Worth Assault & Battery Attorneys
Decades of Experience Serving Arlington & Tarrant County
When you are charged with a violent crime in Texas, you risk gaining a criminal record that will follow you around for years to come. Whether you are made threats of harm and are now facing misdemeanor charges or you carried out a serious battery offense against someone with whom you have a domestic relationship, Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law can help. Our Fort Worth assault and battery attorneys are experienced in helping each of our clients tell their side of the story and fight the charges against them. You can count on us to stand up for your rights when they are in jeopardy.
Consequences for These Charges
While the terms “assault” and “battery” are used interchangeably, assault is a threat of violence while battery is the actual carrying out of that threat. There is also aggravated assault, which is where a person seriously injures another or uses a weapon in an attack.
If you are convicted, you could face:
- Prison sentences ranging from five years to life in prison
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Loss of your Second Amendment rights
- A lifelong criminal record following you around
Threats made without any aggravating factors will be treated as a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500. This is increased to a Class B misdemeanor if the person makes a threat against an athlete during their performance, and to a Class A misdemeanor for threatening an elderly person. The crime becomes a felony once violence is carried out against a public servant, household member, or government official.
Let Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law Help
We understand the challenges you face during this difficult time. Attorney Kara Carreras is board certified in criminal defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, giving her the understanding needed to build a strong case for her clients. No matter how serious your criminal charges may be, you can count on us to help you build a strong defense in pursuit of the best possible outcome for your situation.
During your free consultation, our team can help you better understand the charges and evidence filed against you and create an effective strategy in the protection of your interests. You don’t have to face your charges alone. Get help as soon as possible.
Call (817) 402-2188 now to get started on your free consultation with Fort Worth assault and battery attorneys.