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Criminal Trial Law Expert with 10+ Years of Experience on Your Team

Violent crimes, or offenses against the person, are among the most serious accusations a person can get. Law enforcement agencies prioritize prosecuting violent criminals over other offenders because public safety is at stake, and it’s their job to minimize harm to the public.

Thus, if you are charged with a violent crime, you should put a former prosecutor with over a decade of trial-tested experience in your corner. Our Waco violent crimes defense attorney knows how the other side of the law will operate against you, and will proactively build aggressive defense strategies in anticipation of the prosecution’s attacks. This advantage will help your case tremendously because at no point will our lawyer get “caught off guard” in the courtroom like many attorneys do.

As a Board Certified specialist in Criminal Trial Law, our Waco violent crimes defense attorney brings top-level expertise and superior skills to every case we handle. Only about 10% of licensed Texas attorneys are board certified, therefore you can depend on us to deliver the high-caliber defense you deserve.

Contact our Waco violent crimes defense lawyer at (254) 875-0066 now!

Types of Violent Crimes in TX

Offenses against the person, known as violent crimes, include criminal homicide, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, sexual offenses and assaultive offenses.

In 2018, 1,324 murders were committed in Texas, demonstrating why prosecutors do everything in their power to pursue the maximum sentence possible for accused violent criminals. A vast range of violent crimes is prosecuted in Texas, including murder and non-negligent manslaughter, which involve the willful killing of one person by another.

Other violent crimes in Texas include, but are not limited to:

Capital Felony: Execution

  • Capital murder

First-Degree Felony: 5 to 99 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine

  • Murder
  • Trafficking of persons & continuous trafficking of persons
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Continuous smuggling of persons
  • Continuous sexual abuse of a child or children
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Injury to a child, elderly person or disabled person
  • Tampering with consumer product

Second-Degree Felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Trafficking of persons
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Smuggling of persons
  • Bestiality
  • Indecency with a child
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Abandoning or endangering a child

Third-Degree Felony: 2 to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine

  • Kidnapping
  • Smuggling of persons
  • Indecency with a child
  • Sexual coercion
  • Assault
  • Deadly conduct
  • Terroristic threat

State Jail Felony: 180 days to 2 years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine

  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Unlawful restraint
  • Smuggling of persons
  • Invasive visual recording
  • Abandoning or endangering a child
  • Injury to a child, elderly person or disabled individual
  • Aiding suicide

Class A Misdemeanor: 1 year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine

  • Unlawful restraint
  • Public lewdness
  • Assault

Class B Misdemeanor: 180 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine

  • Indecent exposure
  • Voyeurism (if previously convicted 2 or more times)
  • Assault

Class C Misdemeanor: $500 fine

  • Voyeurism
  • Assault

Fight Your Violent Crime Charges with The Greening Law Group

The list of violent crimes is extensive and complicated. Enhancements may be added to your charge, increasing the severity of your potential legal penalties. To best avoid the damage that a violent crimes charge can do to your life, retain an expert Waco violent crimes lawyer to defend your freedom and negotiate for the best possible result on your behalf.

Arrange a free consultation online or by calling (254) 875-0066! Se habla español.