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Common Violent Crimes in Texas

A violent crime occurs when a person uses force or threatens to use force upon another. The range of offenses classified as violent crimes is wide. Even if no one was injured as a crime was carried out, being armed with a deadly weapon, for example, could make a participant guilty of a violent crime.

Violent crimes a person can be accused of in Texas include:

  • Armed robbery
  • Armed assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Attempted murder
  • Assault
  • Hate crimes
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • First- or second-degree murder

In Dallas, you can be charged with a crime that you did not commit personally. For example, if you were involved in a bank robbery that went wrong, and during the course of which someone was injured or killed, you could be charged with that offense, even if you were only the getaway driver, and took no other part in the robbery. You can be held as accountable as the person who actually did perpetrate the crime.

However, getting charged is not the same as getting convicted—you still have a chance to fight. With an experienced Dallas violent crime defense attorney on your side, you have a better chance of arguing down charges, reducing your sentence, or even of being found innocent. Do not hesitate to let Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC protect your rights and future.

Don’t wait to get the legal advice you need. Schedule a free consultation with our legal team by calling (214) 855-7771.

Defending Against Violent Crime Charges

The penalties for violent crime can be very harsh. While every case will depend on the crime and the circumstances, penalties can range from six months in jail to a life sentence. It is also possible to receive a death sentence. Indeed, since the death penalty was reinstituted in 1976, the State of Texas has carried out more executions than any other state.

However, charges of violent crime can be defended on a number of different grounds. For instance, a common answer to a charge of murder is self-defense, or defense of another person. In this example, it would be necessary to prove that the force you used was reasonable given the circumstances.

Clearly, every case is different. This is why you need a Dallas violent crimes lawyer with a thorough understanding of the Texas criminal code and decades of experience.

At Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, we have the skills and experience you need to argue your case. We take into account all aspects of the story, ensuring that no supporting detail is left ignored and no avenue of defense is forgotten. Have our Dallas violent crime defense lawyers on your side in court.

If you, a family member, or loved one has been accused of any sort of violent crime, contact us now at (214) 855-7771 for a free initial consultation. Let us take up the fight on your behalf!

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