Have you been arrested for assault in Pasadena? If the answer is yes, you already know you’re in a very serious situation. If convicted, you could face jail time and heavy fines. You will also walk away from the criminal justice system with a blemished record, following you for the rest of your life.
In a situation like this, you have options, and one of those options includes entrusting your case to a Pasadena criminal defense lawyer at Blass Law. We have advocated for accused people for decades. Our firm provides high-quality, tough defense against assault charges.
How Our Assault Attorney Fights for You
Our founding partner, Attorney Jay Blass Cohen, has extensive experience in fighting and winning cases for our clients. That experience has given us important insight into how to build defenses for our clients and go toe-to-toe with prosecutors. Anytime we take a case, we apply a comprehensive approach to mounting the strongest possible defense.
- Interviewing witnesses
- Analyzing police evidence
- Witness preparation for trial
- Creating an effective trial plan
- Building reasonable doubt in jurors’ minds
- Reviewing how the state defines assault
In some cases, we uncover evidence or procedural errors in the prosecution’s case that give us an opening to press for a dismissal. Simply put, we will dedicate all our resources and experience to fighting your charges.
For a legal consultation with a assault lawyer serving Pasadena, call 713-225-1900
Why Work with Blass Law After an Arrest for Assault?
You may consider entrusting Blass Law with your assault case because:
A Conviction Follows You Forever
Regardless of whether you’re charged with felony assault or misdemeanor assault, one thing is certain: your life will be much easier without a conviction. Criminal convictions of any kind result in a criminal record. Your conviction will be easily discoverable by any person or organization conducting a routine background check.
That means employers, lenders, landlords, and even professional licensing agencies will know about your past. This could make it difficult to get loans, be approved for housing, and continue your education.
A Conviction Could Affect Your Custody Battle
You want to paint yourself in the best possible light when fighting for custody of your children. Yet, with an assault conviction, the family law judge might not see you as a fit parent. This could complicate getting custody or even visiting rights with your children.
You Could Lose the Right to Bear Arms
Felony assault convictions in Pasadena can even affect your second amendment rights. Federal law makes it illegal for convicts to own guns. This could affect your ability to defend your family if you rely on a gun for protection.
These are all reasons why it’s important to have a Pasadena assault attorney who is tough, experienced, and ready to fight for you until the end. Blass Law is all of those things.
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We Employ These Defenses When Advocating for Your Freedom
Your assault case isn’t open-and-shut, despite what the prosecutor and police say. Your Pasadena assault lawyer has several potential defenses against the charges you face, and they will raise a defense that fits the facts of your situation. We may assert:
- The alleged assault never took place, and you were wrongfully identified or accused.
- You were acting in defense of your property.
- You were acting in self-defense or defending another person.
Based on the facts of your situation, we may employ other defenses not listed here.
What Can Lead to an Assault Charge in Pasadena, TX?
There is a long list of potential behavior that could lead to assault charges. However, most assault cases in Pasadena will fall under one of the following categories:
- Simple assault (physical contact without injury, making threats)
- Aggravated assault (physical contact that causes serious injury or committed with a weapon)
- Sexual assault (groping, molestation, rape, or any touching of a sexual nature that takes place without consent)
You may not totally understand the charges you face—and that’s okay. There is a lot of legalese in the criminal justice system that can be difficult to navigate. We can review the details of your arrest and the charges you face, then craft a legal strategy that fights for your freedom.
We Protect You from These Penalties
Simple assault in Pasadena is generally a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year of confinement and a fine of up to $4,000. However, the Pasadena Police or district attorney can charge what would normally be “simple” assault cases as felonies under certain circumstances.
Examples of those circumstances include:
- Assaults committed against a child or an elderly person
- Assaults involving a dangerous object or weapon
- Assaults that result in serious injuries, such as broken bones
- Assaults committed against public employees (such as police officers) while they conduct official duties
Even if there was no significant injury, an assault under any of these circumstances can be charged as a third-degree felony. If convicted, you face a jail term between two and 10 years, along with a maximum fine of $10,000.
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Punishments for First- or Second-Degree Felony Assault
Aggravated assault, which is an assault that causes “serious bodily injury,” can be charged as a second-degree felony. If convicted, you could face a prison term between two and 20 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.
However, the use of a deadly weapon (e.g., a gun, knife, baseball bat) during an aggravated assault can be charged as a first-degree felony, which carries a prison sentence from five to 99 years and a $10,000 fine.
Consult with Blass Law About Your Assault Arrest
There are numerous ways to fight an assault charge, and your Pasadena assault lawyer can go over all of them with you. Blass Law has cultivated a reputation of advocating for defendants throughout Texas. We fight to win your case. Call now to connect with our firm.