If you or a love one has been arrested for any kind of assault charge, do not hesitate, hire an experienced lawyer to defend you and avoid that conviction. Any kind of assault charge you are certainly not going to want to stay on your record. Violent offenses never look good in the eyes of any employer. The Law Office of Jeff S. Hoover has over 20+ years experience in criminal defense and can defend all types of assault charges. Assault charges in many different varieties and punishments, below is a list of assault crimes in Texas.
Assault is defined very clearly under Texas Penal Code 22, where not only is assault defined, but the many varieties of assault as well. Let’s take a look.
Assault sec 22.01 – A person commits an offense if the person
– intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse
– intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse (this is where I was talking about not even touching said person)
– intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
First time assault is classified as a class C misdemeanor
Aggravated assault sec 22.02– A person commits an offense if the person commits assault as previously defined and the person
– causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse
– uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault
Aggravated assault is generally punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine. Depending on the details of your case, your assault charge could be enhanced.
Assault with serious bodily injury – as defined in section 1.07, serious bodily injury means the alleged victim of the assault must have suffered serious injuries or even death. If the victim is killed, left with an impairment or loss of a body part, your assault will include serious bodily injury
– means bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ Assault with serious bodily injury is considered a second-degree felony. To look up the possible penalties of your assault crime, check the table defining punishment by tier.