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Man with a fist raised - Assault defense in Texas

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, The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. 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.

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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.

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For more than 30 years, our legal team has successfully handled many violent crime cases for our clients. We can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your legal options to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

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