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Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second degree felony offense that carries a punishment range of 2 to 20 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division and up to a $10,000 fine. Aggravated assault is a crime classified as a 3g offense which requires that a person who is convicted and sentenced to prison must complete at least 50% of their sentence before they are eligible for parole. A person charged with aggravated assault is eligible to receive a deferred adjudication with a guilty plea to a judge. However, only a jury can grant probation to a person who goes to trial and loses. In order for a jury to grant probation, the sentence assessed must be less than 10 years.