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Assault on a Public Servant in Texas By Jason Trumpler, P.C. on April 13, 2020

Assault on a Public Servant Lawyer in Austin, Texas

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"Assault on a Public Servant" is a severe 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. For this reason, Assault on a Public Servant is usually charged concurrently with other crimes.

If the State has charged you or someone you know with Assault on a Public Servant, a robust legal defense may significantly increase your chances of having your charge reduced or ultimately dismissed. Jason Trumpler has 20 years of criminal law experience and has aggressively fought for his clients in over one hundred jury trials. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.

Potential Consequences

Oftentimes, the individual accused of Assault on a Public Servant feels like the arresting officer is being overly aggressive and feels threatened themselves. Also, many times individuals charged with Assault on a Public Servant were often extremely intoxicated when the offense occurred. Sometimes the attack involved the simple act of spitting on a peace officer while very drunk. Regardless, Assault on a Public Servant is still a severe crime in the State of Texas.
Typically, Assault on a Public Servant is a 3rd-Degree Felony. The punishment range for a 3rd-Degree Felony is:
  • Two to Ten Years in Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division.
  • Fine Up to $10,000.
There are ways to defend against these charges that you must discuss 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 20-years. He can help. Currently, Jason Trumpler practices law in Central Texas counties, including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bell, Lee, Bastrop, Burnet, and Coryell. Call us today at 512-457-5200.

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