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Violent Crime Attorneys in Galveston County

Smart, Strategic Criminal Defense

The Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez is a criminal defense firm offering professional legal services to those facing serious criminal charges. Regardless of the type of crime that you have been accused of, we can put our over 32 years of combined experience and knowledge to work for you to protect your rights and ensure you receive a fair trial.

When you entrust your case to our Galveston County violent crime lawyers, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have a team of legal advocates working to pursue a positive outcome on your behalf. We have a proven track record of success, and we plan on doing all we can to keep it that way as we help you defend against your charges.

To schedule an initial consultation and start planning your defense strategy, call (832) 900-9867 now.

Defining Violent Crimes

Crimes of violence are distinguished from other types of offenses in that they involve force or the threat of force against another person.

Common violent crimes in the state of Texas include:

Punishments for Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are generally punished by the most severe consequences. Some crimes of violence are charged as misdemeanors, while others are charged as felonies. The type of charge and the penalty depends on the nature of the crime and its severity.

Penalties for violent crimes include:

  • Capital felony – life in prison without parole or the death penalty
  • First-degree felony – 5 to 99 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Second-degree felony – 2 to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Third-degree felony – 2 to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • State jail felony – 180 days to 2 years in jail and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • Class A misdemeanor – up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $4,000
  • Class B misdemeanor – up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000
  • Class C misdemeanor – a maximum fine of $500

Beyond fines and prison time, a violent crime conviction can also result in several collateral consequences. With a conviction on your permanent record, you may have difficulty obtaining or maintaining employment, a professional license, or housing. You could also be faced with the loss of some basic rights, like the right to own a gun or the right to vote.

Contact Our Galveston County Violent Crime Attorneys Today

At the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez, we believe that everyone accused of a crime, regardless of how serious the alleged offense, deserves skilled legal guidance and aggressive representation. Our Galveston County violent crime attorneys can thoroughly investigate your matter and help you build a defense that exposes flaws and contradictions in the prosecution’s case.

Call (832) 900-9867 today to get started on your case.

5-Star Defense Read Real Reviews

At Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    I was charged with 2 felony cases (DWI & Evading) and my life had just turned upside down. I was looking to hire the best attorney in Brazoria County and everyone I talked to said Steve Gonzalez was the best. Through his hard work and persistence, he was able to prove my innocence. I wouldn't want my life in anyone else's hand except his.
    - Anonymous
    "Experienced and Respected"
    I am extremely grateful that Mr. Gonzalez represented me in my case. From the very beginning, he was very communicative and made me feel at ease. His legal assistants were also very kind and helpful throughout the process. He is a highly respected attorney whose reputation and expertise are phenomenal.
    - Anonymous
    "Could not have been better"
    Was arrested twice in a very short period for invalid license. I was unaware how seriously Brazoria County takes the charge. I was looking at a class A misdemeanor for the second offense and the state had not filed the first. I thought the best possible outcome could be time served and awaiting first offense but Mr Gonzalez got the second offense dropped to a Class C misdemeanor with $100 fine and no filing of the first case I had not even considered that possible in the outcome could not have been better.
    - Joe
    "Best Lawyer hands down! Your in good hands if you hire them"
    I was facing a very scary and very serious felony charge and I was innocent! Steve Gonzalez and Kristi fought and got no bill. When they tell you you’re in good hands, you if you don’t take their word for it please take mine! They got me my life back and I could never ever thank them enough for this. The best hands down.
    - Kevin
    "Best Lawyer hands down"
    Steve and his law firm are by far the best firm around. They were always in court on time and kept me informed throughout my 3-year process with Steve and his partner Kristina. He ended up getting my case dismissed after that long period. I would like to thank both of them for there and patience with my case it was money well spent and would definitely refer him to everybody.
    - Former Client
    "Great Attorney"
    Kristi is fantastic. I recommend her to anyone that needs a DWI attorney. She is knowledgeable and informative. If you want to win the case hire Kristi.
    - Former Client
    "One of the Greatest"
    Steve O. Gonzales took the time and effort to navigate through and precisely take care of what needed to be done. He doesn't hold back and goes all out. Most definitely worth the money. He is a good man with good values. Doesn't take any B.S. from the court or the client. Honesty gets Excellent Results.
    - Sean
    "Phenomenal Lawyers!"
    I cannot stress enough how highly I recommend this law firm. Recently, I found myself in a challenging situation with a DWI and unlawfully carrying weapon case. However, with the expertise and support of Kristina King, I was able to prove my innocence and have the cases dismissed. During the entire process, Kristina was an exceptional guide. She provided me with invaluable assistance, was incredibly informative, and showcased her extensive knowledge in the field. I genuinely cannot thank her enough for all her hard work. Even though most of my interaction was with Kristina, I must say, Steve and Kristina make an excellent team. I can confidently say that Steve and his associates are highly regarded as the best lawyers. I feel truly fortunate to have had such an amazing team on my side, and I will forever be grateful to the law office of Steve O. Gonzalez. Thank you!
    - Former Client

Put Experience On Your Side Why Choose Us?

  • More than 5,000 Clients Helped Since Start of the Firm
  • Serving Spanish-Speaking Clients
  • Certified in Breath Tests, Blood Tests and SFSTs
  • Former Brazoria County Assistant District Attorney
  • Aggressive & Passionate Legal Representation
  • Over 32 Years Representing The Accused

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