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:
- Domestic violence
- Murder and manslaughter
- Aggravated assault
- Intoxication assault
- Intoxication manslaughter
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.
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When my daughter found herself in hot water we turned to Steve Gonzalez' team for help (her case was handled by Kristina King) They did a very good job of walking both me and my daughter through the entire process In the end they got her case dismissed. A great outcome that exceeded our expectations. If you or someone you or a loved one find themselves in need of someone to represent them, I highly recommend these people! I can't Say thank you enough to Kristina, Steve, Isabella etc.- Frank
From consultation through dismissal of the charges, Steve & Kristina were clear about the process steps, transparent about costs, and provided realistic outcomes based on my circumstances. Very thankful to have them on my side!- Danielle
They were helpful and informative throughout the whole process, and there was never a time that I was not confident in the results.- Anonymous
Great law firm, excellent staff, very helpful ... I got a much better result than I thought possible, and so much faster. Way better than I have heard from other people in similar situations. I would hire these people again. Kristina King was the attorney that handled my case and she was excellent. Also the paralegal that fielded my questions, Isabela Juarez was very helpful, very professional, very responsive, and always available.- Eugene