Denton Violent Crimes Lawyers
Get Over a Decade of Combined Experience on Your Side in Denton County
In Texas, violent crimes are considered some of the most serious, as they can result in injury or death to another person. Because of this, the penalties for a violent crime conviction are harsh, ranging from years to life without the possibility of parole in prison. In some cases, the defendant can be sentenced to death. If you've been charged with a violent crime in Denton, it's crucial that you exercise your right to remain silent to prevent yourself from providing any statements that can be misconstrued and used against you in court. Then, speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
At Marsala Law Group, our Denton defense attorneys can provide the sound legal advice and guidance you need. Having over 20 years of combined legal experience and having handled thousands of cases, we know that every decision made in the earlier parts of the process can have profound implications on the result. That is why we provide personalized attention from the start and will make ourselves available to you when you need us. If you have a question or concern about your case, we'll be ready to provide a well-informed answer.
What Level of Charges Can Be Levied in a Violent Crimes Case?
Although a few violent crimes can be charged as misdemeanors, most are felonies. Felonies are considered the most serious offenses and carry harsh penalties. For example, a state jail felony, the lowest degree at this level, comes with an incarceration term of 180 days to 2 years. A capital felony, the highest degree at this level, is punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole or death.
At Marsala Law Group, we recognize that a violent crime conviction can result in life-altering consequences. That is why we thoroughly prepare for each case we handle. We also understand that every case is different. Thus, we don't apply a one-size-fits-all approach. Rather, we treat each person who comes to us as an individual. We will listen to your needs and your sides of the story and will craft a tailored defense for your unique circumstances.
We care about you and how your case concludes. Whether through negotiations or trial, we will fight toward an optimal outcome on your behalf.
Types of Cases We Handle
Violent crimes aren't just one offense. They are a myriad of crimes that can cause another person harm. With extensive experience in the criminal justice field, our Denton lawyers know how to provide effective defense for all types of violent crimes charges.
A few examples of the types of violent crimes cases we handle include:
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon: This offense occurs when a person causes bodily injury to another, makes a threat that causes an individual to fear imminent harm, or physically contacts someone else in a way that they would consider offensive or provocative. Additionally, the defendant must have had or used a deadly weapon during the commission of the crime. This type of conduct can result in a second- or first-degree felony charge.
- Manslaughter: A person may be charged with this crime if they recklessly cause the death of another, meaning they engaged in conduct that they knew could put others at risk but continued to act regardless of the possible consequences. Manslaughter is a second-degree felony.
- Murder: If a person knowingly causes someone else's death or they engage in conduct intending to cause serious bodily injury and death results, they may be charged with murder. This crime is a first-degree felony. However, it can be elevated to a capital felony if the murder was committed against a specific individual, during the commission of another crime, or in exchange for payment.
How Can Marsala Law Group Help?
Effectively challenging an accusation of a crime of violence requires a thorough understanding of the law and legal processes. Our Denton attorneys know the judicial system well and can skillfully guide you every step of the way. Providing honest and direct answers, we'll help you make informed decisions on how to proceed with your case.
A.G. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Not Guilty
State presented seven eye-witnesses to dispute our claim of self-defense.
J.P. – Dallas Felony Indecent Exposure Case Dismissed
Original offer was 5 years in prison. After our investigation prior to trial, we discovered enough inconsistencies to convince the DA to dismiss!
H.R. – Denton Felony Aggravated Assault Not Guilty
Not guilty verdict despite 3rd party-eye witness who testified my client went out to his car and grabbed a tire iron and chased after the victim and beat him repeatedly over the head. This is self-defense at it's finest.
S.M. – Denton Murder Case Dismissed
M.J. - Dallas Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child Not Guilty
Substituted in for another attorney because client did not want to accept 8 years in prison.
A.P.G. – Denton Aggravated Sex Assault of Child & 3 Counts of Indecency with a Child Not Guilty - Jury Trial
S.B. – Cooke County Felony Theft Case Dismissed
Dismissed the day before trial due to inadequate DNA evidence.
Dr. J.B. – DWI with Multiple Drug Charges Cases Dismissed
All drug cases dismissed as well as a subsequent DWI while the client was on Probation.
Dr. R.C. – Tarrant DWI Not Guilty
J.G. - Denton Felony Drug Charge Case Dismissed
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