Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer

Award-Winning and Results-Driven Advocate Informed by 30+ Years of Experience

When dealing with criminal charges, you may naturally be feeling confused, overwhelmed, and anxious. Let Beasley Law Firm shoulder the legal burden for you. We have over 30 years of experience representing clients in the criminal justice system in Texas, and we are an award-winning firm that delivers the comprehensive and compassionate legal service you deserve to emerge from your legal rut. From assault to drug possession to marijuana crimes to juvenile offenses, we are prepared to fight for your side. We will work directly with you to build a defense strategy unique to your situation, and you can count on our firm for results-driven advocacy and the case results to prove it.

Schedule a free initial consultation with Beasley Law Firm at (817) 338-1877 or online to get started. Se habla español.

Misdemeanor and Felony Assault

Assault is a violent crime that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the offense. In the context of the law, Texas considers assault to be:

  • intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse;
  • intentionally or knowingly threatening another with imminent bodily injury, including the person's spouse; or
  • intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another when they know or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

Assault that results in “serious bodily injury” or that involves a weapon is aggravated assault.

Generally, assault offenses are categorized into the following sentencing levels:

  • Class C misdemeanor – a person threatens another with bodily harm or causes physical contact in a provocative or offensive way, and no other aggravating factors are present
  • Class B misdemeanor – a person commits assault against someone who is a sports participant during a performance or in retaliation for a performance
  • Class A misdemeanor – a person causes bodily injury to another, and no other aggravating factors are present; or a person causes physical contact in a provocative or offensive way against an elderly individual
  • Third degree felony – a person commits simple assault resulting in bodily injury against a special victim like a public servant, security officer, or government employee in the performance of their duties; or a person repeatedly commits domestic assault
  • Second degree felony – a person commits domestic assault
  • First degree felony – a person commits aggravated domestic assault; or a person commits aggravated assault against a protected class member (public servant, security officer, etc.)

Visit our page on Assault for more specific information about the penalty ranges for the above classes of assault.


Dedicated Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Bruce Beasley has practiced law for over 30 years with one mission in mind: to seek the best possible result for his clients. His unwavering support has helped many people through extremely difficult and challenging times.

An accomplished criminal trial lawyer and advocate, he’s spent his career compelling courts and juries to recognize the merit of his clients’ situations. He knows first-hand how critical it is to have a strong, knowledgeable and persuasive ally when pursuing justice against powerful interests and often seemingly insurmountable odds. Choosing to limit the number of clients we represent, enables Bruce Beasley to give each client the focused, individual attention they deserve and require to succeed in defending their rights in criminal cases.
Some attorneys hire a staff of assistants to seemingly insulate themselves from their own clients. At the Beasley Law Firm, you won’t experience that. Bruce Beasley understands that open, direct communication with clients is essential to achieving successful results in a criminal proceeding. 

Skilled and experienced criminal defense in Fort Worth, Texas

Pursuing the best outcome for a client charged with a crime requires both an experienced understanding of the legal system and the power to convincingly argue the facts and law as applied in each client’s case.

His more than 30 years of experience practicing law in the Dallas / Fort Worth metropolitan area has given him a thorough understanding of the nuances of Texas and Federal Courts.

Being arrested and accused of a crime is frightening. Criminal charges often carry significant penalties, including stiff fines, jail or penitentiary time, probation and a host of additional administrative actions imposed via the criminal justice system. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, the single most important thing to do is to hire the best criminal defense attorney you can afford, as quickly as possible. Bruce Beasley’s AV rating by Martindale Hubble, his continued recognition as one of Tarrant County’s “Top Attorneys” from 2012 through 2021 by Fort Worth Magazine, a 10.0 superb AVVO’s rating and being included as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers, allows you to feel secure in your decision to hire the Beasley Law Firm.

If you’ve been charged with any type of felony or misdemeanor offense, either in State of Federal Court, the Beasley Law Firm can provide the legal experience and help you need. Call or email today to set up a free, initial consultation.

Our Strategy for Defense

It’s necessary to closely examine all facets of the case and leverage an expansive knowledge of the criminal justice system in order to protect clients throughout a criminal proceeding. Fort Worth criminal defense attorney Bruce Beasley can explain the legal implications of your charges and the possible penalties you face.

Attorney Bruce Beasley looks at each case individually in order to provide superior, custom representation. The Beasley Law Firm will examine the unique facts and circumstances in your case, including the evidence law enforcement collected, and search for additional evidence that may prove helpful in securing the best possible result. Providing zealous legal representation and defending your rights at every step of the process lies at the heart of every successful outcome. From the initial meeting all the way through the courtroom proceedings, The Beasley Law Firm offers sound advice and strategy to ensure the absolute best possible outcome.

We handle all types of Criminal Defense matters, including but not limited to, the following:

  • DWI / DUI
  • Possession and Selling of Marijuana 
  • Possession of Marijuana related cases, such as edibles, THC concentrate, Wax, Shatter, THC Vaping and more
  • Drug Offenses
  • Juvenile Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Expunctions Theft Crime Defense
  • Property Crime Defense
  • Criminal Assault Defense
  • Felony Criminal Defense
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
  • Probation Violation Criminal Defense
  • Fraud and Identity Theft Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prescription Drug Criminal Defense
  • Driver’s License Suspension Issues
  • Boating While Intoxicated

Call Fort Worth’s Premier Criminal Defense Lawyer Bruce Beasley for a Free Consultation.

No one should face criminal charges alone. The sooner you call, the sooner the best criminal lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas can help, even if you have not officially been arrested or charged with a crime. Located in downtown Fort Worth, giving us easy access to the greater DFW area, please call 817.338.1877 or email using the contact page to set up a free initial consultation.

Put our Criminal Defense litigation skills to work for you.

The Beasley Law Firm emphasizes a close personal contact with our clients, making sure each client’s needs are met from the initial consultation to the case’s conclusion. Located conveniently in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, just a few blocks from Sundance Square, we’re ready to begin helping you. Call 817.338.1877 or contact us online. All initial criminal case consultations are free.

  • “He truly is there for his clients at every step and genuinely cares about them.” - Arlene
  • “I really did not think he would get off that easy but, Mr. Beasley was able to accomplish what I thought was going to have much greater consequences.” - Tracy C.
  • “I can never pay you enough for what you did for me.” - Jorge I.

Drug Possession Crimes

Texas also seriously criminalizes drug-related offenses, from possession of controlled substances to felony marijuana crimes. Recall that federal law categorizes controlled substances (CDS) into 5 different schedules based on their dangerousness and potential of abuse, some examples of which include:

  • Schedule I – heroin, LSD, PCP, crack cocaine
  • Schedule II – morphine, cocaine, oxycodone
  • Schedule II, IV, V – drugs containing smaller amounts of certain narcotic and non-narcotic drugs like Xanax, Valium, and codeine in Tylenol

At the very least, possession is punishable by either a Class B or Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in county jail and up to $4,000 in fines. However, an offense could be charged as severely as a third-degree felony if the defendant has high amounts in possession. Learn more about illegal possession in Texas and how the state issues sentences based on 4 established penalty groups on our Drug Crimes page.

Be aware that marijuana, a Schedule I drug, is punished under separate marijuana laws, which criminalize all forms of marijuana, from oils to edibles to vapes. Possession and distribution of small amounts are misdemeanors, but increased amounts are punished severely as state jail felonies or higher. The penalties also increase if the offense took place in or near a drug-free zone, such as a school, playground, or youth center.

Contact Beasley Law Firm to Defend You

If you are facing criminal charges in Fort Worth, Texas, Beasley Law Firm is here to represent you. We are equipped with decades of legal experience and will work directly with you to draft a unique defense strategy for mitigated or even dismissed charges. We fight passionately and tenaciously for our clients, and we have the reputation in the Fort Worth community to prove it. When you work with Beasley Law Firm, you will have direct access to our attorney and a genuine and caring advocate on your side. 

Call (817) 440-7707 or contact Beasley Law Firm online to get started on your criminal defense with an award-winning lawyer today.

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