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Charges of Deadly Conduct

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Although the offense of deadly conduct is vaguely named, it has a specific meaning under Texas law. It refers to acting in a manner that puts another in “imminent danger of serious bodily injury,” or the reckless use of a firearm. If you have been charged with this type of crime, contact a skilled attorney in San Antonio right away. At Corley Legal, our lawyer is highly skilled at handling these types of cases and can help you with all your legal needs.

Call (210) 361-7322 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable deadly conduct charge attorney in San Antonio.

Misdemeanor Deadly Conduct

To be convicted for misdemeanor deadly conduct, you must not have used a firearm and your actions must have threatened serious bodily harm to another. A typical example would be the threatening use of your car during an incident of “road rage.”

Felony Deadly Conduct

You can be charged with felony deadly conduct if you aim or discharge a firearm at or near someone, even if the gun doesn’t discharge. This offense also applies if you discharge a firearm in the direction of a building or vehicle in a manner that suggests you are indifferent about whether or not the building or vehicle is occupied.

Firing a gun into the ceiling to scare someone might be considered felony deadly conduct, for example, if someone lives on the floor above you. You can even be convicted of deadly conduct for simply pointing a gun at someone, even if you don’t fire and/or the gun is unloaded.


Misdemeanor deadly conduct is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to a year in jail. Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may lose your driver’s license or be ordered to participate in a mandatory program (an alcohol abuse program, for example).

Felony deadly conduct is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 10 years in state prison, in addition to potential driver’s license and diversion penalties, and the loss of the right to vote or own a firearm.

Alternatives to Incarceration

Not everyone convicted of deadly conduct goes to jail or prison. Depending on the facts of the case and the skill of the defendant’s attorney, the court may agree to an alternative to incarceration. If you are convicted of misdemeanor deadly conduct, for example, you might qualify for a diversion program or “deferred adjudication,” which allows sentencing to be deferred provided you comply with certain terms of probation and certain other requirements, such as participation in a community service program.

Stand Up for Your Rights

The offense of deadly conduct can be just as serious as it sounds. As your legal team, we will stand up for your rights without hesitation or doubt. Our attorney aggressively confronts witnesses and force the state to prove its case against you. If you have been accused of deadly conduct, call Corley Legal any time, day or night, at (210) 361-7322, and we can set up a time to meet and discuss your charge.

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