Other Violent Offenses

Mark Stevens – San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer

  The Texas Penal Code enumerates many crimes of violence short of homicide, including aggravated assault, assault, injury to a child, deadly conduct, and aggravated robbery.  Mark Stevens has represented hundreds of persons charged with committing violent crimes.

Successful Jury Trials

State v. J.M. (Wilson County jury found sheriff’s deputy not guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon)

State v. C.R. (child care provider found not guilty of assaulting child)

State v. H.H. (prisoner found not guilty of assaulting two jail guards)

State v. S.M. (jury found defendant not guilty of assault)

State v. A.H. (jury found defendant not guilty of carrying handgun on school premises)

State v. S.E. (jury found former police detective not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault)

State v. R.T. (Atascosa County jury found defendant not guilty of deadly conduct)

State v. A.G. (jury found defendant not guilty of assault)

State v. E.S. (Atascosa County jury found defendant not guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon)

State v. R.M. (defendant found not guilty of aggravated assault on police officer, convicted of misdemeanor offense of reckless conduct, and sentenced to 6 months probation)

State v. J.O. (Maverick County jury found teacher not guilty of assault)

Pretrial Dismissals

State v. M.M. (Medina County prosecutor dismissed injury to a child charges)

State v. L.I. (grand jury no-billed mother charged with two incidents of child endangerment)

State v. J.M. (prosecutor dismissed deadly conduct case before trial)

State v. K.C. (prosecutor dismissed two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer)

State v. C.G. (interference with public servant dismissed before trial)

State v. R.M. (family violence assault dismissed by prosecutor)

State v. N.C. (pretrial diversion agreed to on two aggravated assault cases, with dismissal to follow upon compliance)

State v. T.B. (family violence assault dismissed by prosecutor)

City of San Antonio v. S.M.(assault by offensive contact case dismissed)

Successful Appeals

Massey v. State, 1999 WL 792454 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 1999, pet. ref’d)(conviction for assualt reversed and remanded for a new trial because of prosecutor’s improper closing argument)

Birch v. State, 948 S.W. 2d 880 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 1997, no pet.)(conviction for unlawfully carrying handgun reversed and remanded for new trial where trial court refused to instruct the jury on the defense of traveling)

Greene v. State, 928 S.W. 119 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 1996, no pet.)(reversing attempted murder conviction because trial counsel was ineffective)