The punishments for violent crimes can be severe and there are serious repercussions to even being accused of such a crime. If you have been charged with a violent crime, it is critical for you to obtain responsible, experienced legal representation.
Attorney Nicole Knox believes that no matter what kind of charge you are facing, you have the right to a fair, aggressive and thorough defense. She will work hard to defend your rights, minimize any penalties and protect your future.
She provides effective legal representation against a range of violent crimes offenses, including assault, domestic violence and firearms charges.
Assault is a serious violent crimes charge. Even a mere threat can constitute assault in Texas.
If you have been accused of assault, it is imperative for you to immediately find a knowledgeable attorney who can protect you from substantial criminal penalties associated with assault charges. Basic assault is defined as:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another
- Intentionally or knowingly threatening someone with imminent bodily harm
- Intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another person knowing that the person will consider the contact to be provocative or offensive.
Assault allegations often are the result of spontaneous altercations and emotional disputes where the parties involved may know each other and have complicated relationships. Facts in these cases may be hazy, recollections may differ and there may not be a lot of evidence beyond the differing claims of those involved.
Ms. Knox can provide aggressive representation if you have been accused of assault. She also defends against charges of sexual assault. The prosecution must prove every part of the assault definition beyond a reasonable doubt, and Ms. Knox will aggressively challenge prosecutors at every point in this critical process.
Unfortunately, domestic violence is common in today’s society.
As real as it is, so are false or inflated claims of domestic violence – as well as simple misunderstandings. Once someone calls law enforcement, even minor disputes can turn into serious charges that carry harsh penalties, not to mention permanent damage to relationships and lives.
Domestic violence generally refers to an assault by one person against a family member or someone they are dating. These include:
- Brother /Sister
- Any member of the same family or household
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need a skilled attorney who can guide you through what likely will be an emotionally charged, messy case. Criminal defense lawyer Nicole Knox understands there are always two sides to every story and that family disagreements can quickly spiral out of control. She will listen to your side and then formulate a strategic defense for you. She can work to negotiate a dismissal of charges, if possible, and seek to minimize any penalties.
She understands that when law enforcement officials investigate violent crimes and domestic violence cases, they often make mistakes. She searches for these weaknesses and forcefully challenges the legality of all searches and seizures.
New laws regarding guns are prompting more questions and complaints about firearms. Ms. Knox provides experienced criminal defense against all types of weapons charges, including:
- Unlawfully carrying a weapon (UCW)
- Concealed handgun license violations
- Open-carry handgun license violations
- Concealed firearms at airports and other public places
- Unlawfully brandishing or discharging a weapon
- Illegal sale of a weapon
- Possession of a machine gun or other prohibited weapon
- Felon in possession of a firearm
Firearms rights under the Second Amendment and under the laws of the state of Texas can be complicated and confusing. Attorney Nicole Knox is well-versed in these laws and recognizes when they are misused by law enforcement and misunderstood by gun owners. She is experienced in resolving these matters and preventing people from losing their right to own firearms.
Ms. Knox has an established record providing strong representation for people who have been charged with a crime when they believe that they are in lawful possession of a firearm. She has a trusted reputation for handling these cases.
It is not uncommon for gun charges to accompany other criminal charges. People are frequently charged with using a firearm in commission of a drug crime, robbery, burglary, theft or another crime. In these cases, a lawyer must be able to take on all charges to minimize repercussions and protect your record.