Anyone charged with a violent crime faces a long road before they have a trial with a jury of their peers. Ideally, those individuals need representation even before an indictment is handed up by a grand jury. Your attorney needs to gather witness statements and other evidence to include in a grand jury packet. Most Texas prosecutors take violent crimes very seriously and prosecute them aggressively. A conviction for a a violent crimes not only means a lengthy prison sentence (of which at least half of the total sentence may have to be served) but may also lead to the loss of employment and educational opportunities even while the case is pending.
The following crimes are considered violent crimes and are typically the most serious offenses. If you are charged with:
- Aggravated Robbery
- Aggravated Kidnapping
- Burglary with the Intent to Commit a Sex Offense
- Assault and Battery
- Injury to a Child
- Sexual Assault of a Child
- Enticing a Child
then you are going to need the services of an aggressive but effective criminal-defense attorney. Call me today at 713.665.4400 to schedule an initial consultation.