Texas Assault Attorney
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Assault is defined as intentionally or knowingly cause bodily injury to another person, threaten someone, or cause offensive physical contact. Since assault is a criminal offense involving violence in Texas, the prosecution is going to take these types of cases very seriously, especially if the crime results in an injury or a weapon was used.
If you were recently arrested and charged with assault in Texas, Shane Phelps Law. is prepared to fight tirelessly for you in order to get your life back on track. As a former prosecutor, our College Station criminal defense attorney has the extensive knowledge of Texas law to help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal system and the courtroom.
Assault Penalties in Texas
Simple assault is often considered a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum county jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $4,000. However, there is a possibility that the prosecution will elevate the charge to a third-degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 10 years, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
A misdemeanor assault charge can become a felony if:
- Assault was committed against a family member or significant other, and you have a previous domestic violence conviction.
- The defendant knew the victim was a public servant or government contractor on official duty, or he or she committed the assault on a public servant in retaliation for doing his job.
- The defendant knew the victim was an emergency services worker and security guard, and the assault was committed while they were on duty.
An assault that only consists of threatening or touching is a Class C misdemeanor, which is only a fine of up to $500.
Although this may be an overwhelming time in your life, you do not have to work through matters on your own. We are here to ensure your voice is heard through the criminal justice system, and to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve from start to finish.
Both Charges Dismissed 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault
Dismissed Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon (2nd Degree)
Reduced to Class A Misdemeanor Assault Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon/Bottle (2nd Degree)
No Billed by Grand Jury Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon/Bottle (2nd Degree)
Refused After Our Investigation Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon/firearm (2nd Degree)