The jury found he was acting in self-defense and
found him NOT GUILTY
Aggravated Assault on Police Officer
Client was arrested after being involved in a fight in a local bar that was broken up by the police. It was determined that there were conflicting testimony between the three police officers and the bar patrons and there were self-defense issues. Client faced 5 to 99 years or life in prison, but was found NOT GUILTY.
Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
The client was charged as a repeat offender. The plea offer prior to trial was 15 years in prison. The jury found the client guilty, but after presentation of mitigation evidence during the punishment phase of the trial he was sentenced to five years. The family and neighbors humanized the client as a hard worker, trying to do right, who had slipped briefly into old bad habits. Sentenced to 5 YEARS.
Q. What is the law regarding family violence?
Q. What is the punishment for a first time conviction of Family Violence / Family Assault?
A. Upon first conviction, the punishment is up to one year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine. Think before you fight!
Q. What is the punishment for a second conviction of Family Violence / Family Assault?
A. A second Family Violence / Family Assault charge becomes a 3rd Degree Felony, punishable by 2-10 years in TDCJ.