Criminal Defense

Deadly Conduct

Houston Deadly Conduct Defense

Assault isn't only limited to the act of physical harm or threats directed towards another.  In Texas, even reckless behavior performed without explicit intent to harm someone can be considered a serious violent crime if it places others in potential danger.

  • You can be charged with the criminal offense, Deadly Conduct, if your alleged actions:

    1. Recklessly engaging in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury; or

    2. Knowingly discharge a firearm at or in the direction of:

      1. one or more individuals; or

      2. a habitation, building, vehicle and is reckless as to whether the habitation, building, or vehicle is occupied.

    NOTE: You can be charged with this offense whether or not you believed the firearm to be loaded or not.

  • Class Misdemeanor, which may result I confinement in country jail up to 1 year and/or a fine up to $4,000.

    • Assault

    • Assault with Bodily Injury

    • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    • Family Violence/Domestic Violence

    • Sexual Assault

    • Assault on a Police Officer or Government Official

    • Sexual Assault

    • Sex Crimes

    • Terroristic Threat

    • Harassment

    • Stalking

    • Manslaughter

When it comes to assault charges, this crime has a lot of grey area.  Especially when the alleged assault is based on statements and testimony of one victim or witness (he said, she said credibility issues), and therefore many different interpretations can take place regarding what actually took place.  Often times it comes down to who is the first person to tell their story to the police and the wrong person is often arrested and taken into custody. 

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