Galveston Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers
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In Texas, assault and battery are simply charged under the umbrella of “assault.” Both misdemeanors and felony charges fall under this category. If you are facing assault charges of any kind, your first priority should be to contact Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC to speak with an attorney about your case. Our Galveston assault defense lawyers have handled hundreds of cases involving assault and related criminal charges.
Types of Assault in Texas
Assault involves the threat of injury and actual bodily injury to another that is done knowingly and intentionally. This means that you can be arrested for merely threatening another with imminent bodily harm without actually having touched the alleged victim.
The various types of assault in Texas include:
- Misdemeanor assault, including Class C, Class B, and Class A misdemeanors
- Third-degree felony assault
- Aggravated felony assault, charged as second- or first-degree assault
- Domestic violence assault
Simple assault occurs when you threaten someone or touch them in a provocative or offensive matter. This is charged as a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. When the victim of assault is a family member, person you are dating, or public servant, it is charged as a third-degree felony carrying penalties of 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Aggravated assaults involve the use of a deadly weapon or serious bodily harm to the victim and are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Ensure that your case is handled by a criminal defense lawyer who has the knowledge and experience needed for optimum results. Call Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC as soon as possible.
We are available 24/7 at (409) 204-5566.
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