What is the law on assault in Texas?
Texas Penal Code – Sec. 22.01. ASSAULT.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
(3) 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.
If you have been arrested for an assault offense in Galveston County, Texas, it is crucial that you contact an experienced Galveston, Texas assault defense lawyer. Depending on the type of assault and the person you are alleged to have assaulted, the penalties of a conviction for assault can be extremely severe. As covered in other blog posts on this site, assaults can range from misdemeanors to felonies. It is crucial that you hire an experienced Galveston criminal defense lawyer to represent you on your case.
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