When he was arrested the police didn't let him know if it was a felony 1,2, or 3. And they let him bonded out
the person that he assault also did not press charges either
You can call the county clerk of courts to find out what the degree of the charge is designated.
The best think you can do for your paramour is to retain the most experienced local criminal litigator that you can afford.
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This sounds like an aggravated assault under 22.02 of the penal code, which is a second degree felony, meaning the punishment range is 2-20 years in TDCJ and a maximum fine of $10,000. Probation is a possibility, up to 10 years. Be careful about posting specific information in this forum because their is no privilege or confidentiality. He needs an attorney to fight for him.
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Depending on the details of the case, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is either a 2nd degree felony or a 1st degree felony under Texas law.
A second degree felony carries a maximum penalty of 20 years prison and a $10 thousand fine. Minimum is 2 years and no fine. Probation after conviction is possible, but only from a jury. Deferred probation is possible but usually not probable.
On the other hand, a person charged with aggravated assault really should be looking to get a good criminal defense lawyer working on the case. A good criminal defense lawyer may be able to find a way to defend the case.
For more information, you may wish to visit my firm's website, specifically the page there about criminal defense, http://www.epjlaw.com/Criminal_Law.html
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