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San Antonio Aggravated Assault Attorney | Capital Murder & Criminally Negligent Homicide Lawyer | San Antonio Criminal Lawyer | Bexar County Family Attorney | Law Office of Bill Baskette
110 West Nueva Street | San Antonio, TX 78204

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Aggravated Assault

San Antonio Attorney Defending Your Rights in Texas Aggravated Assault and Murder Cases

Facing aggravated assault, murder or attempted murder charges? The result of your could change your life forever — so you need to choose your attorney well. Homicide and assault are considered the most serious of charges and, if convicted, you are almost assured of a lengthy prison term. With that much at stake, the Law Office of Bill Baskette is the choice for handling aggravated assault and murder cases in San Antonio and throughout Texas. My skills in these cases are well known and my experience as a former judge and prosecutor gives me an intimate knowledge of the process and the laws involved.

Experienced defense for serious charges

Prosecutors know that these are the most serious charges and the state will put its most knowledgeable and skilled attorneys on these cases. If you’ve been charged with murder or aggravated assault, I can put up an aggressive and intelligent defense to protect you and poke holes in the state’s case against you. They might be trying to put you away for 25-to-life — I’m working just as hard to keep you out of jail and free. In Texas, murder is the most severe criminal offense and has equally severe punishments. If you’re convicted of homicide, you lose your freedom, have to pay steep fines, be denied certain opportunities and in Texas you may be sentenced to death. Texas has six “classes” of homicide:
  1. Murder, which is a first-degree felony and can be punished by five to 99 years in prison or life in prison
  2. Capital murder, which is a capital felony and can result in life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty
  3. Manslaughter, the reckless causing of another’s death, which is a second-degree felony and carries a prison term of up to 20 years
  4. Criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony, which can result in up to two years in jail
  5. Intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony where you cause the death of another while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  6. Capital sabotage—an act of sabotage which kills another, which is a capital felony and can result in life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty
Beyond murder, aggravated assault and sexual assault, other serious physical crimes against other people include:
  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Homicide/murder
  • Attempted homicide/attempted murder
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault of a child
  • Elderly assault
  • Aggravated assault on a police officer
  • Carjacking
  • Aggravated kidnapping

Serious charges, serious defense

Before you can be convicted of these charges, the prosecutors have to prove the case. As your criminal defense lawyer, I vigorously review the evidence to find the best course of action. Not every murder or assault is what it seems to be on the surface, and you are innocent until you’re proven guilty. And you have to found guilty of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. The fact is, prosecutors can’t always meet their burden of proof and there are some issues that complicate that further, including:
  • Self-defense
  • Defense of a third party
  • Mistaken identity
  • Lack of intent
  • DNA evidence
  • Lack of witness credibility
Self-defense is one of the more common issues that arise in Texas homicide cases—in certain circumstances, a person is justified in killing another to protect his own life from a deadly attack. A qualified Texas criminal law attorney can help determine how best to defend your homicide charges.

Contact Bill Baskette today for superior assault and murder defense

For more than 30 years, I’ve been representing and serving Texans accused of crimes. If you’ve been charged with murder or assault, please give me a call at the San Antonio, Texas Law Offices of Bill Baskette for an initial consultation regarding your case. I offer the personal and professional touch to defend your case and return your life to the way it should be. Contact me today with a free email inquiry about how I can defend you, or call my office at 210.930.1200. My office is downtown, directly across from the Bexar County Courthouse, with plenty of street and lot parking within two blocks. I offer weekend and evening hours by appointment.