Protecting & Defending the Rights of the Accused
Bryan Violent Crime Defense Attorney
What is Considered a Violent Crime in Texas?
There are a number of scenarios that can be charged as violent crimes. Whether or not you are guilty as charged, it often takes a skilled attorney to build an effective defense and secure a favorable outcome.
We have represented clients in cases involving:
- Capital murder
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated robbery
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Burglary inside a building
Capital murder is the most serious of all violent crimes in Texas and is eligible for the death penalty. This charge may apply in a number of circumstances, including taking the life of a child under the age of six; killing a judge, peace officer, or fireman while they are on duty; intentionally killing another person while committing another crime; or killing more than one person while in the commission of another criminal act.
Manslaughter is generally charged as a second-degree felony carrying penalties of 2 to 20 years in prison. Criminally negligent homicide is generally charged as a state jail felony punishable by 180 days up to 2 years of jail time. In all cases, it is the burden of the prosecutor to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Having an experienced criminal trial lawyer who can challenge the prosecution is invaluable in these cases, which is why we urge you to engage the services of The Law Office of Jay Granberry.
Board Certified Legal Expertise in Brazos County
Crimes involving violence are the most severely punished of all criminal offenses. Because these crimes are perceived to show disregard for human life, Texas prosecutors are aggressive in seeking a conviction in such cases. If you or someone you know has been accused of a violent crime in Brazos County, obtaining experienced legal representation is the most important action you can take. The quality of your defense representation can make all the difference in how you are charged and the outcome of those charges.
You will find few law firms as qualified to defend you as The Law Office of Jay Granberry. Our attorney has 25 years of experience, has worked as a prosecutor, has conducted over 130 jury trials, and has the distinction of Board Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a criminal defense specialist. When facing the gravity of a violent felony charge that could lead to multiple years to life in prison or even the death penalty, you should not trust your future to anyone less qualified.