Austin Violent Crimes Attorney

Dedicated Defense after an Arrest

If you have been charged with an assault or violent crime, you need to seek an experienced attorney immediately. While the nature of these cases can vary, they are all very serious charges. Advice from an experienced Austin violent crimes lawyer is your most valuable resource moving forward. Attorney Jason Trumpler has defended those accused of these crimes for nearly 20 years and provides legal insight and representation to clients throughout Texas. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and offers specialized legal assistance to those facing assault and violent crime charges.

Call (512) 359-3300 today to speak with a compassionate and aggressive criminal defense attorney right away.

Understanding the Charges You May be Facing

In Texas, the scope of assault and violent crimes covers a wide variety of offenses, sometimes pertaining to self-defense, prohibited weapons, and armed robbery. Regardless of the context, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation immediately. When you have been charged by another party, the state will continue to proceed even if the other party changes their mind and drops the charges.

Attorney Trumpler has represented clients involved in a wide variety of these cases and may be able to represent you following charges such as:

  • Assault: Simple assault is charged generally as a misdemeanor crime, but it could be elevated to a felony offense. Simple assaults generally include third- and second-degree assault or any reckless and intentional causes of bodily harm to the alleged victim.
  • Aggravated assault: Aggravated assault is a first-degree felony. This assault could stem from serious bodily injury to an alleged victim or if a deadly weapon or excessive force was used at the time of the crime.
  • Deadly conduct: Knowingly placing another person in imminent danger is called deadly conduct. This is charged as a misdemeanor, but if a weapon was involved it could be escalated to a third-degree felony.
  • Terroristic threat: Threatening severe harm or death upon another person or group could be charged as a terrorist threat. This is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
  • Deadly force in defense of person or property: If a show of deadly and unnecessary force was used in self-defense, you could be charged with a crime. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be facing second-degree felony charges.

Two of the most common charges among these are assault and aggravated assault. These can be the result of a bar fight, conflicts on the roadway, and assault in the course of an arrest, the last of which comes with significantly higher penalties. While Texas takes these charges very seriously, there are many ways to mitigate the penalties and remaining marks on your criminal record.

Limiting the Impact of Assault Charges

An experienced Austin violent crimes lawyer can help you reduce or even eliminate the impact these charges will have on your ability to get a job, pursue housing, and maintain the quality of life you currently enjoy. Our team understands how important it is for our clients to move on with their lives following assault and violent crimes charges. We strive to minimize both penalties and lasting criminal records.

Trust Your Case with Attorney Jason Trumpler

Attorney Jason Trumpler exclusively practices criminal defense and specializes in assisting those charged with assault and violent crimes. As a former prosecutor, he understands both sides of the law and uses that knowledge to help build airtight cases for his clients. He has experience handling thousands of cases at both the pretrial and trial stage, and has personally completed more than 100 jury trials. Our firm is experienced and responsive, able to answer the phone and respond to questions at any time, day or night.

If you have been charged with an assault or violent crime, call (512) 359-3300 today to get started.

  • 17+ Years of Experience

    Attorney Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases and more than 100 jury trials.

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    We answer the phones 24 hours a day. Day or night, when you need help, we are just a phone call away.

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