No matter what kind of violent crime charges you may be facing, our Texas criminal defense attorneys have the understanding and experience needed to aggressively protect you. For over 25 years, we have helped our clients protect their lives and their future. If you have been arrested for a violent crime, do not leave your case to someone who lacks the necessary experience to help you fight for your rights.
We also have vast experience in the domestic violence and weapons charges. If you need legal assistance related to those practice areas, please visit the following links to learn how Turnbull Legal Group can help you.
Help For All Violent Crime Cases
We have handled violent crime cases throughout Texas, including:
- Armed robbery—In Texas, armed robbery is committing theft while carrying a firearm or other weapon. It can be charged as a first-degree felony.
- Weapons crimes—Such as when someone is caught carrying a firearm without permission, or in a place where they are not allowed to carry, such as a church, school, or courthouse. It is also illegal to possess weapons such as brass knuckles, short barrel shotguns, and automatic firearms.
- Kidnapping—Knowingly abducting a child or an adult. This is often associated with ransom crimes, hostage situations, or terrorizing someone. It is a felony.
- Sexual assault—Usually classified as a first or second-degree felony, this includes rape and is heavily prosecuted in the state of Texas.
- Assault & aggravated assault—The intent to harm is usually charged as a first or second-degree felony with steep fines and a substantial prison sentence.
- Manslaughter/murder—Knowingly or unknowingly causing the death of another person is a felony, leading to at least a year in prison. However, if the prosecution can prove intent, or if the act was premeditated, consequences and sentencing will be far more severe. Our lead attorney, E.R. (Ned) Turnbull, is approved to try capital murder cases.
- Domestic violence—When it comes to domestic violence in Texas, the laws can vary. When there is premeditated violence or severe injury, you can face a felony charge, leading to lengthy prison sentences and large fines. The laws for assault by choking are usually felonies. As it is an intentional act of violence toward someone, it is likely to carry large fines and a lengthy prison sentence.
- Choking or assaulting a family member—In Texas, the laws for assault by choking are generally limited to third-degree felonies. As it is an intentional act of violence toward someone, it is likely to carry large fines and a lengthy prison sentence.
§ 22.01. ASSAULT-Texas Penal Code
(a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
Various Forms of Assault and Violent Crimes
- Assault Bodily Injury
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Aggravated Assault
- Assaulting a Police Officer
- Aggravated Robbery
- Family Violence/Domestic Violence
- Terroristic Threat
- Attempted Murder
Punishment for Assault and Violent Offenses
Assault and other violent offenses can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony and there are many ways an assault charge could be elevated to a felony offense. For example, if a weapon was used, you may be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, which is considered a felony offense in Texas. When guns, knives or other weapons are used in an assault case, the charges will almost always be enhanced to felony charges, and if this situation applies to your case, then you most definitely need to seek the help of a qualified attorney because you face increasingly severe penalties if convicted.
We are on your side & will fight for you
Having served as both a Chief Prosecutor and a District Court Judge, Attorney E.R. (Ned) Turnbull has a deep understanding of how courts operate. He has the skills necessary to help his clients fight for the outcome their case deserves. Choose a firm that prioritizes their clients’ constitutional rights and future well-being.