Assault & Battery in Texas

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Assault, aggravated assault and assault & battery charges all relate to each other in the category of violent crimes. These crimes involve intentionally harming another person or threatening to harm someone. If there was an attack or even just the threat of an attack, an individual may be facing assault, battery or assault & battery charges. If there is a deadly weapon used or if serious injuries resulted, the offense could be charged as aggravated assault. The differences between just assault and assault & battery lie in the details of the attack. For assault, simply causing fear of injury in a victim can be charged as assault. In order for battery to be involved in the offense, the victim must have actually been harmed and suffered some sort of bodily injury.

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While many modern statutes just blend these together, there is a historical difference. Nowadays, you may hear offenses that involved physical attacks termed assault, but in actuality it would be an assault & battery offense. If you have been charged with this type of offense, you are at risk of tough penalties. Obtain aggressive representation from a criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio. The Law Office of John J. Fox can assist you in building a defense and challenging your charges.

Attorney Fox has a 90% track record of dismissing assault cases. To begin building your defense, call (201) 460-1221 today!

Texas Assault & Battery Penalties

Refer to Texas Penal Code §22.01 if you have questions about a specific aspect of the assault & battery offense. If the offense resulted in minor injuries, it could be charged as a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. This could result in up to one year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines. If the act was committed against certain people, a 3rd degree felony could be charged. For example, assault against a public servant, a security guard or a family member could result in harsher penalties. This felony offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. There are also factors that could make the offense aggravated and result in a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and large fines. There are even instances where an assault & battery case is charged as a first degree felony with a penalty of life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Defenses to Assault & Battery Charges in TX

In order to be charged with this offense the prosecutor has to show that you intentionally or recklessly caused injury to another person. There are several defenses that your attorney can make on your behalf in cases like this including:

  • An unintentional attack
  • Self-defense attack
  • Insanity
  • Involuntary intoxication
  • Lack of an offense
  • Lack of injury suffered
  • Duress
  • Entrapment

Depending on the details of your case, our firm can investigate all details and find our best strategy of defense. Oftentimes, challenging the evidence that the prosecutor presents can have it taken out of the case. We have years of experience representing clients in their violent crimes case. Team up with a skilled assault & battery attorney from our firm for help.

Contact The Law Office of John J. Fox for Aggressive Defense

Need a lawyer for your assault & battery case in San Antonio? You need to seek help from an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney in San Antonio. The Law Office of John J. Fox has more than a decade of experience, call to see how we can help. We also proudly offer a free case evaluation so you can discuss your case and the possible defenses at no cost to you. Contact our firm now to get started!

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