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Assault Defense Attorney

You might feel like the world is against you if you've been charged with assault or a violent crime.

Assault defense attorney Jason Trumpler knows that there are two sides to every story. He can help you tell yours.

At The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, people throughout Austin, TX, can receive a robust criminal defense in their time of legal need.

Are You Facing Criminal Charges? Speak with a Lawyer Today

The law may be on your side depending on the circumstances of your case. Contact The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler today to request a free consultation. Available 24/7 in Greater Austin, serving Round Rock and all of Williamson County.

The Legal Definition of Assault

According to the Texas Penal Code, assault is when a person knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person, threatens another person with imminent bodily harm, or makes physical contact with another person in a provocative or offensive manner.

Simple vs. Aggravated Assault

The state of Texas differentiates between simple assault and aggravated assault, the latter of which generally carries much harsher penalties.

Simple Assault

Simple assault refers to the legal definition of assault provided above.

Aggravated Assault

An assault is classified as aggravated when one or both of these factors are present:

Serious Bodily Injury: Serious bodily injury refers to a long-term injury such as fractured bones, disfigurement, or permanent disability.

Assault With a Deadly Weapon: A deadly weapon can refer to any item used to inflict injury on another person, from guns to improvised weapons.

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Misdemeanor Assault and Felony Assault Understanding the Differences Between These Charges

Depending on the nature and severity of the alleged assault, you may face misdemeanor or felony charges. These charges carry different penalties.

Misdemeanor Assault

Class C Misdemeanor Assault When a simple assault involves offensive physical contact or the threat of injury, it is a Class C Misdemeanor. The maximum penalty in Texas is a fine of $500.
Class B Misdemeanor Assault When a spectator attacks an athlete or coach, it is a Class B Misdemeanor. Maximum penalties include six months in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Class A Misdemeanor Assault If the offensive contact results in physical injury, it is a Class A Misdemeanor. Maximum penalties include up to one year in prison and a $4,000 fine.

Felony Assault

Third-Degree Felony Assault This involves offensive contact with a government official, public servant, security officer, EMT, or pregnant person. Maximum penalties are 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Second-Degree Felony Assault This involves the assault of a police officer or court judge and may also cover family members and domestic partners. Maximum penalties are 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
First-Degree Felony Assault First-degree felony assault involves aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon resulting in serious harm. The maximum penalty is life in prison.

Get the Legal Help You Need Contact The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler

If you've been charged with a misdemeanor assault, you could spend up to a year in jail and owe thousands of dollars in fines. A felony assault conviction could lead to 20 years in prison or even life.

It's time to contact attorney Jason L. Trumpler. Mr. Trumpler spent four years as a prosecutor, which helps him understand how your case may be tried. As your criminal defense lawyer, he can adjust your strategy in order to pursue the most favorable resolution possible.

Get a free case evaluation from a defense lawyer who knows how the prosecution works. Contact our Austin or Round Rock, TX, law offices serving Williamson County and beyond today for a complimentary consultation. You can also reach our law firm by phone.

(512) 457-5200

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"Jason & Team are amazing!!!! They helped my little brother on two felony cases one of which was completely dismissed the other was reduced to a misdemeanor! I am forever thankful to The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler!" Dee Eubanks, 5-Star Google Review

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Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

In June 2019, attorney Jason L. Trumpler represented a father who was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against his child.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Trumpler knew that the story of what transpired was more complicated. He presented compelling facts in court that showed the different sides of the situation and went beyond the sensationalism on its surface.

After a three-day trial with an enlisted jury panel, the jury granted the defendant a not guilty verdict. This not guilty verdict spared the client from jail time and large fines.

The bottom line: Mr. Trumpler is not afraid to go to trial to get you the best outcome.

Reasons to Choose Our Law Firm

There are many criminal defense attorneys serving Round Rock, Williamson, and the greater Austin, TX, area. However, clients in need frequently choose to retain the services of Jason Trumpler because of the many unique qualities he can bring to their case:

Free Legal Consultations

Many people charged with assault opt for a public defender because the cost of hiring a private defense attorney can be high. Mr. Trumpler offers complimentary case evaluations to many clients. You can at least have a consultation with a private lawyer for free. We welcome clients from throughout Austin, Round Rock, and Williamson County.

Competitive Fees and Financing

The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler offer competitive pricing compared to other Greater Austin law firms. Our attorney fees start as low as $3,500. To keep legal services affordable, our team can help you choose a payment plan that fits your household budget.

Defense From a Former Prosecutor

Prior to becoming a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Trumpler worked as a prosecutor for four years. Being on the other side of the courtroom has proven helpful. He goes into every assault case with a deep understanding of both sides of every legal battle.

Compassionate Legal Counsel

People facing assault charges are subject to considerable stigmas and prejudice. Mr. Trumpler will be your advocate in the complicated world of criminal law and the court system, making sure you are seen as a person. He can ensure that your legal experience is as stress-free as possible. He will answer all of your questions and seek the best possible resolution to your case.
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"We are a team, this is a process, and we’re going to get through this." — Jason Trumpler

Mr. Trumpler has handled enough criminal defense cases to know that many clients believe they can call an attorney and their troubles will disappear. The truth is that these cases take time. In Texas, it can take years for certain cases to start.

No attorney should ever promise their client that a criminal case of any kind is going to be a quick and easy process. But when you choose Jason Trumpler to defend your case, you can expect that no matter how long it takes, he and his full-time team will maintain communication with you so you always know the status of your case and understand what's happening next. As his client, you will be part of a team navigating a process, and Mr. Trumpler will be dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome on your behalf, even if that outcome takes time to reach.

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"Trumpler got me dismissed from a family violence case. His charges are the cheapest among all the lawyers we have called in Austin and he knows about his job the best! Trumpler knows how to communicate with the prosecutors very well!

I was so worried about my case. But just by following what attorney Trumpler told me to do, I got my case dismissed in less than 5 months. He and his secretary Mia are very helpful!!

I will definitely go back to Trumpler for expunction and I would definitely recommend him to anyone--he handles the cases so well and charges the cheapest!"
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The Assault of Children,
the Elderly, and the Disabled
Carries Harsher Legal Penalties

Assault of a child, elderly person, or a disabled individual could lead to much harsher penalties. For example, a Class A Misdemeanor may become a felony charge if the victim is among these vulnerable groups. Having a criminal defense attorney on your side can help you tell your story and avoid severe fines and a longer period of incarceration.

Self-Defense and Assault Is Protecting Yourself a Crime?

The Texas Penal Code allows people to defend themselves so long as the force used against an assailant is reasonable and proportionate. Even deadly force may be justified when protecting yourself, your loved ones, or your property against violence. However, there can be legal ambiguities regarding disproportionate responses to violent crime, which could lead to assault charges. A criminal defense attorney can demonstrate that your use of force was justified.

How Assault Charges Can Affect Your Life and Livelihood

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Assault charges can mean more than just jail time and steep fines. Arrest or criminal conviction can impact many aspects of your life.


Your criminal record could put your job in jeopardy. Background checks could also limit future employment prospects.


A criminal record could limit your housing options, as landlords perform background checks.

Social Stigma

News reports or social media posts on your assault case could tarnish your reputation, impacting your family and social life.

Get a Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side Our Greater Austin Law Office Is Here to Help

An assault charge can leave you frightened for your future. But you don't have to go through the legal process alone. Assault Lawyer Jason L. Trumpler can help. Offering free consultations to many clients, you can get the legal counsel you need without pressure or obligation. Contact our Austin, TX, law office today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who always has your back. We welcome clients from Round Rock, Williamson, and surrounding areas.

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There is no substitute for consulting a criminal defense attorney when it comes to getting the accurate and relevant information you needs. Jason L. Trumpler offers free legal consultations to people in your position.

Reducing Your Legal Penalties To Protect Your Future

While the state takes these charges very seriously, there are many ways to mitigate the penalties and remaining marks on your criminal record. Taking the right steps during the legal process can help you avoid issues that affect your career, your housing options, and your standing in the community.

The advice of a knowledgeable attorney is your most valuable resource in protecting your best interests. Attorney Jason L. Trumpler has defended people accused of violent crimes and other criminal offenses in Travis County for over 20 years. Our lawyer's court victories are a testament to his dedication to clients in Round RockAustin, TX, Williamson County, and throughout the state.

Expunction and Nondisclosure: What You Should Know

Both expunction and nondisclosure are methods of cleaning your criminal record. This reduces the impact an assault charge makes on your employment and housing prospect.


Sometimes referred to as expungement, expunction removes an offense from your criminal record. This can only be sought in assault cases that result in deferred adjudication (delayed court judgment) or in which there was no conviction (e.g., charges were dropped or dismissed, acquittal, or a pardon was issued).


Nondisclosure will seal criminal offenses from the public, such as employers. However, law enforcement, government entities, and licensing agencies can still view the criminal offense.

The Truth Is Your Best Defense

"I can't say enough good things about Jason Trumpler. Jason is professional and very thorough. He is also going to keep it real, so don't lie to him and expect him to believe you. He needs the truth to build the best defense." Ms. MBA

Assault FAQ Common Questions About
Assault Cases and Legal Representation

If you are facing criminal charges that are placing your future and your livelihood in jeopardy, you undoubtedly have many questions. It's important to understand that although the Internet makes it seem easy to get answers to complex legal questions, there is no substitute for consulting a criminal defense attorney when it comes to getting the accurate and relevant information a defendant needs. Assault lawyer Jason L. Trumpler offers free legal consultations to people in your position, so if you haven't done so already, please get in touch with his offices now. Until you are able to meet with our lawyer, Mr. Trumpler has provided answers to some of the most common questions his clients ask when facing assault charges. The following can give you a frame of reference when it comes to the challenges you are facing, but they are by no means a substitute for consulting an assault lawyer with a track record of success spanning more than 20 years.

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What Are Examples of a Deadly Weapon?

The phrase "deadly weapon" refers to any number of items used to inflict physical injury on another person. This even includes improvised weapons. Some common examples of deadly weapons in assault cases include:

  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Baseball bats
  • Hammers
  • Rocks
  • Bricks

How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Defense Lawyer?

After an initial consultation, hiring Mr. Trumpler can cost as little as $3,500. For felony assault charges, Mr. Trumpler may charge as much as $50,000 depending on the nature of the case. Financing is available to keep our legal services affordable for the people of Austin and Round Rock, TX.

Is There a Difference Between Assault and Battery?

The state of Texas does not differentiate between assault and battery.

In some states, battery is technically a separate crime from assault. In those states that differentiate between assault and battery, "assault" refers to the threat of violence while "battery" is the actual physical contact that results in physical harm.

I've Been Arrested for Assault: Will This Affect Child Custody or My Visitation Rights?

An arrest for a violent crime could put your relationship with your children at risk. This is especially true in domestic violence or child abuse cases. An attorney familiar with criminal defense law can help you maintain access and visitation while getting the charges dropped or reduced.

Do I Need to Register as a Sex Offender If I'm Convicted of Sexual Assault?

Yes. Texas state law requires people who have been convicted of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault to list themselves on the sex offender registry.

Registration as a sex offender can exacerbate the negative impact of a criminal charge when it comes to housing, your career, and your place in the community.

Still Have Questions?

Call The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler serving Round Rock and Greater Austin, TX to request a consultation with a lawyer.

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To whom it may concern I highly recommend Jason Trumpler if you need a great attorney and find yourself in a situation beyond your control. He kept me informed and worked very hard on my case and got it dismissed, if you're a veteran and/or civilian he will work hard to represent your case I'm very thankful for everything he did.

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The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler

Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases over nearly 20 years. He is a current or past member of several national, state, and local legal associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense®
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

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