When a person is accused of any kind of violent offense in Texas, the possible consequences of a conviction can be extremely far-reaching. In addition to possible incarceration and fines, a criminal record that contains any crime of violence can make it difficult to obtain employment, housing, or professional licenses.
Not all alleged violent offenses are necessarily cases of alleged offenders attacking alleged victims. Oftentimes, people accused of these crimes may have a very different version of events than the one reported to police.
Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer in Plano, Allen, Frisco, and McKinney, TX
Were you recently arrested anywhere in Collin County for an alleged crime of violence? Do not say anything to authorities without legal representation. Contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy as soon as possible.
Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton are experienced criminal defense attorneys who represent individuals all over Collin County, including Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Allen, and several surrounding communities. They can provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (469) 304-3422 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Common Violent Crimes in Texas
The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles a wide variety of alleged violent offenses. Some of the most common types of crimes of violence include, but are not limited to:
- Injury to an Elderly or Disabled Person
- Unlawful Restraint
- Disorderly Conduct
- Deadly Conduct
- Terroristic Threats
Violent Crime Defenses in Collin County
Chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code is dedicated to justification excluding criminal responsibility. Some of the numerous possible defenses to violent crime charges that may be used by certain alleged offenders include, but are not limited to:
- Justification — An alleged offender’s conduct may be justified if the conduct was required or authorized as a public duty or necessary to avoid imminent harm;
- Protection of Persons — Self-defense, deadly force in defense of person, defense of third person, and protection of life or health are defenses afforded under Subchapter C of Chapter 9;
- Protection of Property — An alleged offender may be justified in using force for protection of one’s own property, deadly force to protect property, protection of a third person’s property, or use of a device to protect property; and
- Special Relationships — The use of force—but not deadly force—may be justified in certain parent-child, educator-student, and guardian-incompetent relationships.
Texas Violent Crime Resources
Victim Assistance | Collin County Criminal District Attorney — The Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Division educates victims of assault, homicide, sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping, or any other cases involving serious bodily injury and the relatives of deceased victims about the criminal justice process and provides information about the social service agencies that can best handle their particular needs. Visit this website to learn more about services provided by the Victim Assistance Division. You can also find the phone numbers and websites of several related organizations.
Collin County Criminal District Attorney
2100 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75071
Victim Services | Collin County — The Community Supervision and Corrections Department assists victims by providing certain services, which include information and notification to certain victims as required by law concerning the status of offenders on community supervision as well as collection and disbursement of restitution as ordered by the courts. On this website, you can also learn about victim confidentiality. The website also features links to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Attorney General of Texas, and the United States Department of Justice.
Find a Collin County Violent Crimes Defense Attorney | Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy
If you were arrested for any kind of alleged crime of violence in Collin County, you should make sure that you have legal counsel before speaking to authorities. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defend clients in McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Plano, and many surrounding areas of Collin County.
Criminal defense lawyers Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton will fight to possibly get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Call (469) 304-3422 or fill out an online contact form to have our attorneys review your case and help you understand your legal options during a free, confidential consultation.