Jason Trumpler | Austin Unlawful Restraint Defense Lawyer
Unlawful Restraint Attorney in Austin, Texas
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If you restrain a child under the age of 17 who is not your own, you may be facing a State Jail Felony.
- If you "recklessly expose the victim to a substantial risk of serious bodily injury," you may be charged with a 3rd Degree Felony.
- If you restrain a public servant (like a police officer), the State may charge you with a 3rd Degree Felony.
- If you are in custody and you restrain any other individual, the State may charge you with a 3rd Degree Felony.
If the State has accused you or someone you know has with the crime of unlawful restraint, a qualified, well respected criminal defense attorney can help your chances of getting your charges dismissed or reduced. Jason Trumpler has been practicing criminal law for 20-years. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.
As discussed above, while certain situations may cause your charges to be enhanced, unlawful restraint is typically a Class A Misdemeanor. Possible consequences may include:
- Up to 1-year in jail.
- Fine Up to $4,000.
This specific statute in the Texas Penal Code does not require intent; it merely requires that you acted "recklessly." A person acts "recklessly" for purposes of criminal conduct in the State of Texas if he or she consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result will occur. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that its disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the actor's standpoint.
Contact Us at 512-457-5200
Jason Trumpler has achieved hundreds of reductions, dismissals, and not guilty verdicts in his 20-years of practicing criminal law. He currently practices in the following Central Texas counties: Travis, Williamson, Bell, Lee, Caldwell, Bastrop, Burnet, and Hays. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.