Individuals can be accused of a violent crime for simply threatening to use force against someone else but can also include crimes like rape and murder. These types of offenses can carry sentences up to life in prison. If you’ve been charged with a violent crime, you need a serious defense attorney. Often times a deadly weapon such as a gun or knife is allegedly used which increases the potential time in prison. Contact a Houston criminal lawyer to start your representation: 713-866-6233.
About Violent Crimes in Texas
A violent crime is a criminal offense that involves threats, force or violence against another person. A wide variety of particular acts may be considered violent crimes, including certain theft crimes (robbery, carjacking, and mugging) and sex crimes (forcible rape, sexual assault, and sexual battery.) Additional examples of violent crimes include: assault or domestic violence, battery, weapons offenses, manslaughter, murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, arson and burglary.
Penalties for Violent Crimes
The penalties for a violent crime in Houston may vary depending upon the offense itself, whether it is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, whether a weapon was used, and the extent of injury the victim suffered. Potential penalties may include imprisonment in state prison or county jail, heavy fines, probation, mandatory anger management counseling, and victim restitution.
Violent Crime Defense in Houston
At the Miller Law Group, we will work hard from the moment we take your case, acting early and decisively for the best possible results. Contact us as soon as possible: 713-866-6233.