A Serious Defense For Serious Crimes
Violent crimes are serious offenses that carry serious penalties. When you are charged with a violent crime, you need a skilled San Angelo attorney who has experience with felony charges to defend your case. No matter what your circumstances are, having an experienced and diligent lawyer defending you can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
My name is Todd C. Simons, and I have 16 years of experience practicing criminal law from both sides, handling cases involving sexual assault accusations to murder and assault. When I worked as a prosecutor, I tried many felony cases and gained a deep understanding of how the criminal justice system works and prosecutes individuals. I use this knowledge as a defense attorney to benefit my clients and fight for their freedom.
Protecting More Than Your Freedom From Sex Crime Accusations
Accusations of committing a sex crime are serious and damaging to your life and reputation. Beyond the harsh reality of prison time and fines, if you are convicted, you may have to register as a sex offender in Texas.
Sex crimes can include:
- Sexual assault
- Indecent exposure
- Registered sex offender issues
In Texas, sex crimes can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the severity of the crime and the circumstances around it. Both charges carry harsh penalties that you shouldn’t risk. In order to protect yourself, you should contact an experienced defense attorney immediately to help prevent irreversible damage to your life.
Violent Criminal Charges: Homicide, Assault And Battery
Some of Texas’ most common violent crime charges are assault and battery. However, Texas does not have a separate battery charge, and it is usually combined into a single assault charge.
You can be charged with assault in Texas if you:
- Caused bodily injury to a person intentionally or recklessly
- Threatened someone with physical harm
- Physically touched someone while knowing that it would cause them discomfort
Homicide is one of the most serious crimes. In Texas, homicide occurs when someone knowingly, intentionally and recklessly causes the death of another person. The sentences for homicide can be severe, including lengthy prison sentences. If accused of a serious violent crime, you need an attorney who knows how to handle the criminal justice system. As a former prosecutor, I have years of experience with criminal defense cases on both sides.
Using Courtroom Experience To Create An Impactful Defense
Violent crime convictions carry severe consequences. If you face a violent crime charge, don’t wait to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you with your case. I have the courtroom skills and knowledge to present a thoughtful and aggressive case in your defense. Contact the Law Office of Todd C. Simons today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options. Call 325-276-4689 or fill out an online contact form to get in touch.