Violent Crimes Attorney in Plano, Texas Serving All of Collin County
Violent crimes are among the most serious charges that can be brought against you. A conviction could lead to a permanent mark on your criminal record, a lengthy prison sentence and, in some cases, the death penalty. With penalties of this magnitude possible, it's important you seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and courtroom demeanor to fight for your rights.
My name is Mac Morris, and as a Plano criminal defense attorney, I have been defending clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth areas since 1995. Violent crimes can range from simple misdemeanors or serious felonies, but the truth is that all of these charges must be taken seriously.
At the Law Office of Mac Morris, I work tirelessly for your best interests and help you avoid any jail time.
How a Violent Crime Can Be a Misdemeanor
Like most criminal offenses, violent crimes are split up between misdemeanors and felonies. In Texas, assault is considered a misdemeanor and consists of:
Intentionally or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person
Threatening another person with bodily harm
Knowingly provoking another person into engaging in physical contact with you
The charges will be upgraded to a felony if the victim of the attack is a law enforcement official or if the attacker uses a deadly weapon and plans more than just simple physical harm to the victim. The same guidelines go for domestic assault, which is categorized as a misdemeanor unless a deadly weapon was used to cause serious, life-threatening injuries. The potential penalties for a misdemeanor assault of any kind is a fine and up to a year in prison.
How a Violent Crime Can Be a Felony
When a violent crime results in serious bodily harm or death, the charges are upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony. These offenses include:
Assault with a deadly weapon
If you are convicted of a felony violent crime, the potential penalties are much harsher than those of misdemeanor convictions. Heavier fines, longer prison sentences and the possibility of the death penalty are all potential results of a guilty verdict. My goal is to get your charges thrown out before trial, but if the district attorney refuses, I am prepared to fight in court for your freedom.
Guidance Throughout Collin County
If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to help you fight for your freedom in court. Call the Law Office of Mac Morris today at (214) 597-8127 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.
I represent clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Plano, Irving, Garland, Arlington and towns throughout Collin County. Reasonable payment plans are available and most credit cards are accepted for services.