Dallas Deadly Conduct Lawyer

You can be charged with deadly conduct for a number of different types of behavior.  For example, you can be charged with deadly conduct if you recklessly place someone in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.  For purposes of the deadly conduct statute, it can be alleged that you were reckless if you knew, or should have known, the potential outcome of your conduct. If you shoot a gun at the front door of someone’s home, you know (or should know) that, in so doing, you could place someone in imminent danger of bodily harm, and therefore be arrested for deadly conduct.  Since deadly conduct is a class A misdemeanor, the penalty range for deadly conduct is up to one year in the county jail, and a fine of up to $4000.  However, if it’s alleged that you used a firearm in the commission of the allegation of deadly conduct with which you are charged, the charge is enhanced to a third degree felony, which is punishable by two to twenty years in the penitentiary, and a fine of up to $10,000.