Most Common Offenses that Require a Criminal Lawyer
Criminal offenses in El Paso are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are the more serious of the two, while misdemeanors are less of an offense. Here are some of the most common misdemeanor offenses that require a criminal lawyer.
A criminal lawyer can deal with simple assault
When it comes to assault, there are two kinds: simple and aggravated. Simple assault is defined as threatening behavior that puts another person in fear. Simple assault can result in bodily injury, but is usually not very serious and charged as a misdemeanor. The more serious assault is aggravated assault where injury is threatened or occurs due to a deadly weapon or with more malicious intent. Both may require the assistance of a lawyer skilled in criminal law.
A criminal lawyer can deal with theft
In Texas, theft is defined as the unlawful acquisition of property, such as without an owner’s consent or with intent to deprive the owner. A common example of theft is shoplifting. Several factors play into the severity of a charge, such as value of stolen property and the manner in which it was done. It’s best to seek advice from a criminal attorney, especially for more complicated theft situations.
A criminal lawyer can deal with trespassing
Trespassing occurs when a person knowingly enters property without the consent of the owner. Trespassing can also occur when an invited guest is no longer welcome on property. In Texas a property owner can actually lawfully harm trespassers in defense of himself or herself. If you have issues with trespassing or have any concerns, contact a criminal lawyer to better understand your rights.
There are several criminal offenses that require the help of a criminal lawyer but these are just a few of the most common. If you’ve been accused of an offense above or any other crime in El Paso, give us a call at Huerta Law Firm today. We’d be happy to arrange a meeting to discuss your options. Contact us today!