Texas Grand Jury Clears Marine of Assault Charges

Ceja Law Firm PLLC reported today that a Houston grand jury declined to indict our client on aggravated assault. The defendant was a former Marine who had served two tours in Afghanistan and received many commendations. A friend from high school sent a text message to him on the day of her attack, and he learned that her spouse had attacked and struck her. She provided a photo of her injuries which showed a large welt on her face due to a close-fisted attack.

Our client came to her defense as her husband was about to leave. She only intervened when her spouse began acting violently towards her again. Our client was holding a knife to scare the husband who intervened to save her. The victim’s spouse was accused of third-degree felony assault against a pregnant woman.

It is unbelievable that our client was charged with Second-Degree Felony Aggravated Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon. Texas law allows the use of deadly force if the defendant believes that it will not prevent the use by a third person (Tex. Penal Code 9.32. Texas Penal Code Section 9.33 also states that a defendant may defend a third person if the circumstances are as the defendant reasonably believes them to be.

We petitioned Grand Jury and provided more favorable evidence and letters of recommendation. The Grand Jury “no-billed” the case on June 8, 2022, after concluding that there was no probable cause.

This case shows our commitment to vigorously defending anyone charged in Texas with a crime. We at the Ceja Law firm take pride in upholding the highest ethical standards and providing our clients with tenacious defense when needed.

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