Austin Deadly Conduct Lawyer - Travis County Attorney Jason Trumpler By Jason Trumpler, P.C. on February 09, 2020

Deadly Conduct Lawyer in Austin, TX

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The Texas Penal Code broadly defines deadly conduct as recklessly engaging in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.  A person also commits this offense if he she discharges a firearm toward a group of people or a home, buidling, or vehicle, whether the home, vehicle, or building is occupied or not.  Although a weapon is commonly involved, it is also not uncommon for individuals accused of a DWI to be charged with deadly conduct. The law broadly defines deadly conduct so as to encompass as many potential scenarios as possible. A final conviction may result in either a class A misdemeanor or a 3rd degree felony, both which can negatively affect future employment, housing, or public assistance opportunities.

If you are charged with deadly conduct, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt to the court that you committed the crime. This can be difficult to do. Jason Trumpler has 20 years of criminal defense experience, and will fight to get you the best outcome possible on your case. Contact us today at 512-457-5200.

Potential Consequences

Deadly conduct charges are typically prosecuted as class A misdemeanors. If you are convicted of a class A misdemeanor, you could face up to 1-year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

While “deadly conduct” is so broadly defined as to encompass many scenarios, many individuals are charged with deadly conduct after allegedly firing off a weapon in a reckless manner. Specifically, the Texas penal code states that if you fire off a firearm in a reckless manner towards another person or a building/car, you may be charged with deadly conduct and face a 3rd degree felony. If you are convicted of a 3rd degree felony, you could face 2 – 10-years in a state prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Even if you believe the gun to be unloaded, and you point it at another individual or attempt to fire it off, you may still be charged with deadly conduct.

If you are charged with deadly conduct in regards to your behavior towards another individual, it is a defense to the prosecution if they consented to the behavior.

Contact Us at 512-457-5200

If you have been charged with the crime of deadly conduct, we can help. We are committed to examining all of the details of your case to find the best defense for you. Jason Trumpler currently practices in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Bell, Hays, Bastrop, Coryell, Comal, and Lee. Call us today at 512-457-5200.

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