Assault Defense Attorney
You might feel like the world is against you if you've been charged with assault or a violent crime.
Defense lawyer Jason Trumpler knows that there are two sides to every story. He can help you tell yours.
The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler helps people throughout Austin, TX, receive a robust criminal defense in their time of legal need.
Are You Facing Criminal Charges? Speak with an Assault Defense Attorney Today
The law may be on your side depending on the circumstances of your case. Contact The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler today to request a free consultation. Available 24/7 in Greater Austin.
Highlighted Not Guilty Verdict:
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
In June 2019, attorney Jason L. Trumpler represented a father who was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against his child.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Trumpler knew that the story of what transpired was more complicated. He presented compelling facts in court that showed the different sides of the situation and went beyond the sensationalism on its surface.
After a three-day trial with an enlisted jury panel, the jury granted Mr. Trumpler's client a not guilty verdict. This not guilty verdict spared the client from jail time and large fines.
The bottom line: Mr. Trumpler is not afraid to go to trial to get you the best outcome.
Reasons to Choose Our Law Firm
Free Legal Consultations
Many people charged with assault opt for a public defender because the cost of hiring a private defense attorney can be high. Mr. Trumpler offers complimentary case evaluations to many clients. You can at least have a consultation with a private lawyer for free.
Competitive Fees and Financing
The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler offer competitive pricing compared to other Greater Austin law firms. Our attorney fees start as low as $3,500. To keep legal services affordable, our team can help you choose a payment plan that fits your household budget.
Defense From a Former ProsecutorPrior to becoming a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Trumpler worked as a prosecutor for four years. Being on the other side of the courtroom has proven helpful. He goes into every assault case with a deep understanding of both sides of every legal battle.
Compassionate Legal CounselMr. Trumpler will be your advocate in the complicated world of criminal law and the court system. He can ensure that your legal experience is as stress-free as possible. He will answer all of your questions and seek the best possible resolution to your case.
Get the Legal Help You Need Contact The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler
If you've been charged with a misdemeanor assault, you could spend up to a year in jail and owe thousands of dollars in fines. A felony assault conviction could lead to 20 years in prison or even life.
Don't put your future at stake without consulting attorney Jason L. Trumpler. Mr. Trumpler spent four years as a prosecutor, which helps him understand how your case may be tried. As your criminal defense lawyer, he can adjust your strategy in order to pursue the most favorable resolution possible.
Get a free case evaluation from a defense lawyer who knows how the prosecution works. Contact our Austin, TX, law office today for a complimentary consultation. You can also reach our law firm by phone.
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The Legal Definition of Assault
According to the Texas Penal Code, assault is when a person knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person, threatens another person with imminent bodily harm, or makes physical contact with another person in a provocative or offensive manner.
Simple vs. Aggravated Assault
The state of Texas differentiates between simple assault and aggravated assault, the latter of which generally carries much harsher penalties.
Simple assault refers to the legal definition of assault provided above.
An assault is classified as aggravated when one or both of these factors are present:
Serious Bodily Injury: Serious bodily injury refers to a long-term injury such as fractured bones, disfigurement, or permanent disability.
Assault With a Deadly Weapon: A deadly weapon can refer to any item used to inflict injury on another person, from guns to improvised weapons.
Misdemeanor Assault and Felony Assault Understanding the Differences Between These Charges
Class C Misdemeanor Assault: When a simple assault involves offensive physical contact or the threat of injury, it is a Class C Misdemeanor. The maximum penalty in Texas is a fine of $500.
Class B Misdemeanor Assault: When a spectator attacks an athlete or coach, it is a Class B Misdemeanor. Maximum penalties include six months in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Class A Misdemeanor Assault: If the offensive contact results in physical injury, it is a Class A Misdemeanor. Maximum penalties include up to one year in prison and a $4,000 fine.
Third-Degree Felony Assault: This involves offensive contact with a government official, public servant, security officer, EMT, or pregnant person. Maximum penalties are 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Second-Degree Felony Assault: This involves the assault of a police officer or court judge, and may also cover family members and domestic partners. Maximum penalties are 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
First-Degree Felony Assault: First-degree felony assault involves aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon resulting in serious harm. The maximum penalty is life in prison.
The Assault of Children,
the Elderly, and the Disabled:
Harsher Legal Penalties
Assault of a child, elderly person, or a disabled individual could lead to much harsher penalties. For example, a Class A Misdemeanor may become a felony charge if the victim is among these vulnerable groups. Having a criminal defense attorney on your side can help you tell your story and avoid severe fines and a longer period of incarceration.
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Self-Defense and Assault: Is Protecting Yourself a Crime?
The Texas Penal Code allows people to defend themselves so long as the force used against an assailant is reasonable and proportionate. Even deadly force may be justified when protecting yourself, your loved ones, or your property against violence. However, there can be legal ambiguities regarding disproportionate responses to violent crime, which could lead to assault charges. A criminal defense attorney can demonstrate that your use of force was justified.
How Assault Charges Can Affect Your Life and Livelihood
Assault charges can mean more than just jail time and steep fines. Arrest or criminal conviction can impact many aspects of your life.
Your criminal record could put your job in jeopardy. Background checks could also limit future employment prospects.
A criminal record could limit your housing options, as landlords perform background checks.
News reports or social media posts on your assault case could tarnish your reputation, impacting your family and social life.
Get a Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side Our Greater Austin Law Office Is Here to Help
An assault charge can leave you frightened for your future. Thankfully, you don't have to go through the legal process alone. Attorney Jason L. Trumpler can help. Offering free consultations to many clients, you can get the legal counsel you need without pressure or obligation. Contact our Austin, TX, law office today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who always has your back.
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Reducing Your Legal Penalties to Protect Your Future
While the state takes these charges very seriously, there are many ways to mitigate the penalties and remaining marks on your criminal record. Taking the right steps during the legal process can help you avoid issues that affect your career, your housing options, and your standing in the community.
The advice of a knowledgeable attorney is your most valuable resource in proceeding according to your best interests. Attorney Jason L. Trumpler has defended people accused of violent crimes and other criminal offenses in Travis County for over 20 years. His court victories are a testament to his dedication to clients in Austin, TX, and throughout the state.
What You Should Know About Expunction and Nondisclosure
Both expunction and nondisclosure are methods of cleaning your criminal record. This reduces the impact an assault charge makes on employment prospects and housing.
Sometimes referred to as expungement, expunction removes an offense from your criminal record. This can only be sought in assault cases that result in deferred adjudication (delayed court judgement) or in which there was no conviction (e.g., charges were dropped or dismissed, acquittal, or a pardon was issued).
Nondisclosure will seal criminal offenses from the public, such as employers. However, law enforcement, government entities, and licensing agencies can still view the criminal offense.
The Truth Is Your Best Defense
I can't say enough good things about Jason Trumpler. Jason is professional and very thorough. He is also going to keep it real, so don't lie to him and expect him to believe you. He needs the truth to build the best defense. Ms. MBA
Common Questions About
Assault Cases and Legal Representation
Attorney Jason L. Trumpler has answered countless questions about assault laws in his career as a criminal defense attorney. Below are just a few of the most frequently asked questions in his 20+ year criminal defense career.
What Are Examples of a Deadly Weapon?
The phrase "deadly weapon" constitutes any number of items used to inflict physical injury on another person. This even includes includes improvised weapons. Some common examples of deadly weapons in assault cases include:
- Baseball bats
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Defense Lawyer?
After an initial consultation, hiring Mr. Trumpler can cost as little as $3,500. For felony assault charges, Mr. Trumpler may charge as much as $50,000 depending on the nature of the case. Financing is available to help keep our legal services affordable for the people of Austin, TX.
Is There a Difference Between Assault and Battery?
The state of Texas does not differentiate between assault and battery.
In some states, battery is technically a separate crime from assault. In those states that differentiate between assault and battery, "assault" refers to the threat of violence while "battery" is the actual physical contact that results in physical harm.
I've Been Arrested for Assault. Will This Affect Child Custody or My Visitation Rights?
An arrest for a violent crime could put your relationship with your children at risk. This is especially true in domestic violence or child abuse cases. An attorney familiar with criminal defense law can help you maintain access and visitation while getting the charges dropped or reduced.
Do I Need to Register as a Sex Offender
If I'm Convicted of Sexual Assault?
Yes. Texas state law requires people who have been convicted of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault to list themselves on the sex offender registry.
Registration as a sex offender can exacerbate the negative impact of a criminal charge when it comes to housing, your career, and your place in the community.
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