Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Texas

Q: What are the chances of him getting those charges dropped and or dismissed as well doing some time in prison ?

My son's dad is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangerment of a child/criminal negligence.

The only thing he has on his record is a dismissed misdemeanor of a discharge of a firearm. There were two minors at the scene who witnessed everything. When police arrived, he was immediately arrested.

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Vonnie Clay Dones III
Vonnie Clay Dones III
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in Texas

A: In Texas, Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon is a second degree felony in Texas which carries a potential jail sentence from 2 to 20 years along with a fine of up to $10,000. Child abandonment or endangerment can range from a state jail felony (180 days to 2 years) to a second degree felony. The lack of a criminal history will favor your son's father. The likelihood of jail time or a dismissal will depend on the facts and circumstances of the case and evidence. You should hired a criminal defense attorney to work on the case immediately to obtain the best possible outcome.

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