Assault on a Public Servant Lawyer in Austin, Texas
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Assault on a public servant is a serious crime that may carry steep penalties such as imprisonment and fines. A public servant is an individual who is performing an either paid or unpaid public duty – i.e. a fireman or police officer. The most common example of assault on a public servant is when an individual, who is under arrest commits an act of assault or battery, on the police officer who is arresting him or her. For this reason, assault on a public servant is usually charged concurrently with other crimes.
If you or someone you know has been charged with assault on a public servant, a strong legal defense may greatly increase your chances of having your charge reduced or completely dismissed. Jason Trumpler has over 15-years of criminal law experience, and has aggressively fought for his clients in approximately a hundred jury trials. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.
Oftentimes, the individual accused of assault on a public servant feels like the arresting officer is being overly aggressive and feels threatened themselves. In addition, many times individuals charged with assault on a public servant were often times extremely intoxicated when the offense occurred. Sometimes the offense involved the simple act of spitting on a peace officer while very intoxicated. Regardless, assault on a public servant is still a very serious crime in the State of Texas.
Typically, assault on a public servant is a 3rd degree felony. If you are convicted of a 3rd degree felony in the State of Texas, you may be sentenced to 2 – 10-years in prison and a face up to a $10,000 fine.
There are ways to defend against these charges that must be discussed with an experienced attorney and Jason Trumpler is that attorney.
Contact Us Today at 512-457-5200
Jason Trumpler is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has been practicing criminal law for over 15-years. We can help. Currently, Jason Trumpler practices law in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bell, Lee, Bastrop, Bunet, and Coryell. Call us today at 512-457-5200.