Violent Offenses

Texas considers violent offenses to be extremely serious and prosecutes them aggressively. A violent offense conviction can come with lengthy prison time, hefty fines and in some cases the death penalty. According to the Texas Penal Code Chapter 22 a violent offense is an assault that a person commits if the he intentionally or knowingly:

causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse
threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse
causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

Not exhaustive, but some of the more common violent offenses are:

  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual
  • Abandoning or endangering child
  • Deadly conduct
  • Consent as defense to assaultive conduct
  • Terroristic threat
  • Aiding suicide
  • Tampering with consumer product
  • Leaving a child in a vehicle

If you or someone you know has been charged with a violent crime, it is imperative that you contact The Law Office of Jerry Michael Acosta by completing our online contact form or call at (713) 869-4000. for a consultation as soon as possible in order to protect your rights.