Why have thousands of clients chosen Oberheiden P.C.?
- Only Sr. Attorneys– We don’t employ paralegals, Jr. Attorneys, or Secretaries. You will work directly with a Sr. Attorney who will keep you updated regarding the details of your case.
- We Know The Government’s Playbook– Many of our attorneys worked as federal prosecutors. Understanding the government’s tricks, goals, and strategies gives us an advantage in preparing your defense.
- We Have Secret Weapons– Our team of former FBI, IRS, DEA, OIG, and Secret Service agents have the experience to uncover important details. These details can make the difference between success and jail time.
- Unrivaled Results– With many tools at hand, our greatest asset is a marked experience fighting the government. Such expertise has given us the privilege of winning over 2,000 cases for our clients
I encourage you to compare our experience, results, and team with any local or national firm.
Having defended clients as long as we have, there’s no trick, no tactic, and no strategy we haven’t encountered.
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Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Federal Assault Criminal Defense Lawyers
Assault is always a serious charge. Sadly, in the heat of the moment, people may not realize what kind of trouble they’re getting themselves into. With emotions running high during an altercation, it’s easy to forget the daunting legal complications that may follow.
Even more confusing, an alleged assault can serve as grounds for a civil lawsuit. The definition of assault can differ between criminal and civil proceedings. Sometimes, even a verbal threat can constitute the crime of assault. Of course, criminal cases are the most serious, because the stakes are quite high.
Making matters more bewildering, an alleged assault can also serve as grounds for a civil lawsuit, and the definition of assault can differ between criminal and civil proceedings. Obviously, criminal cases are the most serious, because the stakes are very high. This page focuses on the crime of assault at both the state and federal level.
In a matter of moments, your whole world can turn upside down. You need an experienced attorney to help clean up the mess and fight to bring your life back to normal.
If you’ve been charged with assault in Texas, call Oberheiden, P.C. now to speak with one of our federal assault defense lawyers. Our team of attorneys is fully equipped and eager to represent you and defend your reputation.
As aggressive federal assault defense lawyers, we fight to dismiss charges in every case we accept. We are often successful. No better outcome than to go home with a clear record is acceptable. That is always our goal for you.
Naturally, every situation is different. It’s impossible to predict outcomes with certainty, and the result will very much depend on the facts in your case.
Our law firm understands that the facts in an alleged assault are not always what they seem.
These events tend to be tense and contentious altercations. Each participant’s memory and perception of events are vulnerable to influence and mistake – including those of the witnesses against you. Unfortunately, false allegations are surprisingly common. Accordingly, the prosecution’s case rests on little more than a “he-said/she-said” situation.
You don’t have the burden of proving what happened. That burden is the government’s alone. We’re here to fight them on that, challenge their assertions, and hold them accountable to the highest standard of the law.
Our federal assault defense lawyers will take the time to listen to you, without judgment or attitude. Remember, once we take your case, we’re on your side – no one else’s.
We fight to make sure you don’t fall victim to exaggerated or trumped-up charges. Your best outcome is our ultimate goal.
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Criminal Assault: Types and Definition
Most assault charges involve intentional and unwanted physical contact with another person. Included is any threat or reckless action that causes injury or places another person in reasonable fear of imminent bodily harm.
In some cases, basic criminal assault becomes a more serious charge:
- Aggravated assault (assault accompanied by an additional, aggravating factor – usually an especially dangerous action or serious bodily injury)
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Sexual assault (including rape)
While still very serious, basic criminal assault carries lighter penalties than the others.
When Is Assault a Federal Case?
The majority of assault charges (including sexual assault, aggravated assault, and assault with a deadly weapon) fall at the state level, but other charges may fall under federal jurisdiction. For example, if an assault of any kind occurs on federal land – like in a national park – the crime becomes a federal inquiry.
If you believe that you could be facing assault charges at the federal level, your case may be quite complicated. You need lawyers with extensive experience in the federal criminal courts. At Oberheiden, P.C., our federal assault defense lawyers are actively engaged in both the state and federal courts.
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Assault is serious charge, and the subsequent legal procedures can become complicated. You need a diligent team of attorneys who will protect your best interests, expose false assumptions and allegations, and present facts in a light most favorable for you. After all, your freedom might be on the line.