Assault & Violent Crimes
Denton | Cooke | Wise
If you have been accused of a violent crime in Texas, you need the legal assistance of a seasoned defense attorney familiar with the court system and passionate about protecting your rights.
The prosecution uses police reports and evidence to build a case against you, but they are not typically concerned with exploring evidence that could exonerate you. An experienced, aggressive defense attorney is your only option. You need someone on your side who will seek exonerating evidence and dismantle the prosecution’s allegations. Retaining your innocence, safeguarding your rights, and averting criminal consequences are the aims of every case the law office of Paige McCormick handles.
Attorney Paige McCormick uses her years of experience as a former prosecutor to defends clients in Denton and surrounding cities in violent crimes charges like:
- Assault and battery
- Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter
- Domestic Battery
Time is a critical factor in violent crime cases and can dramatically affect the outcome. When dealing with a violent crime charge, it is imperative you reach out to an attorney immediately to gather and review evidence on your behalf. Missing this opportunity may cause a bitter fight against more severe and lengthier sentences with a weakened defense.
Assault and a Self-Defense Legal Case
An assault charge in Denton can be as specific as the alleged victim suffering physical harm or it can be as general as an individual simply perceiving the threat of personal danger. Any touching considered offensive by another person can be defined as assault. Depending on the severity of the incident, these charges can still result in harsh penalties with a felony or misdemeanor charge. Partnering with an experienced defense attorney can mean the difference between a charge dismissal and a permanent conviction.
The most common defense used in an assault case is self-defense. If you appear to have acted reasonably under the given circumstance to protect yourself, your property, or another person from imminent danger, then you qualify for a self-defense argument. Retaliation is not part of self-defense, so the facts of the self-defense situation must be accurately and simply presented. Expert legal assistance and guidance is the best way to ensure your case is strongly, accurately, and properly laid before the prosecution and/or jury. The law office of Paige McCormick will be proactive in developing a defense to effectively deal with the criminal charges and endeavor to keep you from a criminal conviction. Punishments of assault crimes vary but encompass things like imprisonment, fines, probation or parole, loss of the right to carry a weapon, and anger management classes.
Let Paige McCormick give you the best possible chance for success in such an overwhelming situation. We will do everything we can to protect your freedom, rights, and reputation.
Call or contact us online today for a free confidential consultation. Paige McCormick works with clients in the Denton, Cooke, & Wise Counties. Evening and weekend appointments may be available upon request.