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Understanding Assault Charges in Texas

Assault charges in Texas are not something you should take lightly. If convicted for assault, you could face thousands of dollars in fines, long-term imprisonment, and a permanent criminal record. It is imperative that you select a Plano assault lawyer who you can depend on to get your charges reduced or dropped.

Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall is your top choice for aggressive representation against your criminal charges. As a former prosecutor, Bill Stovall has the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you fight for the best possible outcome. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony assault charges, having an experienced attorney on your side can mean the difference between a guilty or not guilty verdict.

Call (214) 972-0004 or contact the firm online to discuss your rights and options during a free consultation.

What is Assault?

Under Texas law, a person can be charged with assault when:

  • They intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another individual.
  • They threatened another person in a way that caused them to fear for their safety.
  • They had physical contact with another individual in a way that was reasonably considered offensive or provocative.

What are the Types of Assault Charges in Texas?

There are a variety of assault charges that you could face in Texas:

Simple Assault

This is the lowest degree of assault. This type of offense occurs when an individual threatens someone or touches another person in a way that they consider to be offensive or provocative.

Aggravated Assault

This is a more serious charge than simple assault. Assault becomes aggravated when the defendant inflicts severe physical harm or injury on the victim or used or brandished a deadly weapon during the assault.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

You will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon if you use or display a deadly weapon during the assault.

Assault against a Public Servant

If the defendant committed assault against an officer, employee, or agent of the government than you will be charged with assault against a public servant

Domestic Violence Assault

You will be charged with domestic violence assault when assault is committed against a family member, current or former partner, or a household member.

What are the Penalties for Assault in Texas?

When an individual is convicted for assault in Texas, they can face a range of punishments depending on whether the crime was charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Misdemeanors are considered less severe and are therefore punished less severely than felonies.

The penalties for assault charges according to their classification include:

  • Class C misdemeanor assault – a fine of up to $500
  • Class B misdemeanor assault – up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000
  • Class A misdemeanor assault – up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
  • Third-degree felony assault – 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Second-degree felony assault – 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • First-degree felony assault – 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

Don’t Risk Your Future

If you have been charged with assault, there is too much at stake to not take action. Obtain the help of a skilled Plano assault attorney to ensure the protection of your rights and freedom.

Call the Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall at (214) 972-0004 to begin formulating a strong defense.

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