Texas has strict laws when it comes to the area of criminal law. Texas is even stricter when it comes to the prosecution and punishment of Violent Crimes in Houston and in Texas. Any individual who is charged with a violent crime in Houston will find themselves in need of a Violent Crimes Lawyer who has the experience, perseverance and know how to properly and successfully build a winning defense.
Madrid Law has over two decades of effectively handling violent crime cases of all kinds in both state and federal courts. Representing individuals charged with violent crime is a key part of our legal practice. We work tirelessly and wisely to find the proper defense that works for each case to get the best possible result for our clients.
The most important thing you do if have been charged with a Violent Crime in Texas is to hire a Houston Violent Crime lawyer. Keep reading to learn what your process should entail from beginning to end.
What Is a Violent Crime in Texas?
Texas considers violent crimes to be the most dangerous and harmful of all crimes. A variety of different crimes will be considered violent and many of them are felonies. The following is a list of some of the crimes that fit this description:
- Capital Murder
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Aggravated Robbery
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Sexual Assault
If someone has been accused of one of these crimes or another violent crime, it is very important to contact legal counsel as soon as possible to begin you defense. Mario Madrid has defended a plethora of clients who have been charged with these and similar crimes.
What Are the Possible Penalties?
The possible penalties for Violent Crimes include Death Penalty, Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole, long prison sentences and possibly community supervision depending on the specific crime and criminal history of the defendant. Some common penalties of violent crimes include:
- Death (Capital Murder)
- Life in Prison (Capital Murder State Not Seeking Death)
- Long Prison Sentences
- Community Supervision
- Court-ordered counseling like anger management
Other penalties will not be given by the court but will still affect a person’s life and livelihood. Additionally employers will not hire someone who has committed a violent crime or may fire an employee for a conviction. Colleges and schools can deny admission. Friends and family may not want to associate with you.
Make Sure You Hire a Violent Crimes Lawyer
There are thousands of attorneys to choose from but few are Board Certified and even fewer have experience as both a prosecutor and judge. Mario Madrid is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal. He is a former Judge and a former Prosecutor with over 22 years of successful criminal defense. If you or someone close to you have found themselves in the unfortunate situation of being charged with a Violent Crime in Houston, contact us today for your free consultation.