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Denton County Violent Crimes Lawyer Serving Denton

In Texas, violent crimes are considered some of the most serious offenses, as they can result in injury or death to another person. Because of this, the penalties for a violent crime conviction are harsh, ranging from years to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In some cases, the defendant can be sentenced to death. If you've been charged with a violent crime in Denton, it's crucial that you exercise your right to remain silent to prevent yourself from providing any statements that can be misconstrued and used against you in court. Then, speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

At Magaña & Van Dyke, our Denton criminal defense attorneys can provide the sound legal advice and guidance you need. With over 20 years of combined legal experience and having handled thousands of cases, we know that every decision made in the earlier parts of the process can have profound implications on the result. That is why we provide personalized attention from the start and will make ourselves available to you when you need us. If you have a question or concern about your case, we'll be ready to provide a well-informed answer.

Our team will treat you with respect as we work toward a favorable result on your behalf. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 940-382-1976 or contacting us online today.

What Level of Charges Can Be Levied in a Violent Crimes Case?

Although a few violent crimes can be charged as misdemeanors, most are felonies. Felonies are considered the most serious offenses, and they carry harsh penalties. For example, a state jail felony, the lowest degree at this level, comes with an incarceration term of 180 days to 2 years. A capital felony, the highest degree at this level, is punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole, or a person may be sentenced to death.

At Magaña & Van Dyke, we recognize that a violent crime conviction can result in life-altering consequences. That is why we thoroughly prepare for each case we handle. We also understand that every case is different. Thus, we don't apply a one-size-fits-all approach. Rather, we treat each person who comes to us as an individual. We will listen to your needs and your side of the story, and we will craft a tailored defense for your unique circumstances.

We care about you and how your case concludes. Whether through negotiations or trial, we will fight toward an optimal outcome on your behalf.

Types of Cases We Handle

Violent crimes aren't just one offense. They are a myriad of crimes that can cause another person harm. With extensive experience in the criminal justice field, our Denton lawyers know how to provide effective defense for all types of violent crimes charges.

A few examples of the types of violent crimes cases we handle include:

  • Assault and aggravated assault: Making aggressive or provocative contact with a person or threatening to do so can lead to assault charges. These charges can become much more serious if a person is accused of causing serious bodily injury or using a deadly weapon.
  • Weapons violations: A person may be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon if they carry or use a weapon and cause bodily injury to another, make a threat that causes an individual to fear imminent harm, or physically contact someone else in a way that they would consider offensive or provocative. This type of conduct can result in a second- or first-degree felony charge. Other weapons charges may include unlawfully possessing or carrying a firearm or discharging a firearm in public.
  • Manslaughter: A person may be charged with this crime if they recklessly cause the death of another, meaning they engaged in conduct that they knew could put others at risk but continued to act without regarding the possible consequences. Manslaughter is a second-degree felony.
  • Murder: If a person knowingly causes someone else's death, or if they engage in conduct intending to cause serious bodily injury, and death results, they may be charged with murder. This crime is a first-degree felony. However, it can be elevated to a capital felony if the murder was committed against certain specific individuals, during the commission of another crime, or in exchange for payment.

Contact Our Denton County Violent Crime Defense Attorneys

Effectively challenging an accusation of a crime of violence requires a thorough understanding of the law and legal processes. Our Denton attorneys know the judicial system well, and we can skillfully guide you every step of the way. Providing honest and direct answers, we'll help you make informed decisions on how to proceed with your case.

If you've been accused of a violent crime in Denton County, contact us at 940-382-1976 for a free consultation.

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