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Assault & Battery

Assault & Battery in Texas

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Assault (sometimes known as Assault & Battery outside Texas), Terroristic Threat, Aggravated Assault and Assault by Choking charges all relate to each other in the category of violent crimes. These crimes involve intentionally harming another person or threatening to harm someone. Simply causing fear of immediate injury in a victim can be charged as Terroristic Threat. If there was an attack, or even just the threat of an attack, an individual may be facing one or more of these serious charges. If there is a deadly weapon used, or if serious injuries resulted, the offense could be charged as felony aggravated assault. The differences between the various types of assault are determined by the details of the attack.

Clients who come to The Law Office of John J. Fox can expect:

  • Personalized legal counseling tailored to meet your needs
  • Legal counsel backed by over 20 years of experience
  • An attorney who is well-versed in trial law strategies
  • Extensive experience with all types of assault charges
  • Free case consultations

If you have been charged with any type of assault, 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 solid track record dealing with assault cases. To begin building your defense, call (210) 460-1221 today!

Texas Assault & Battery Penalties

Refer to Texas Penal Code §22.01 if you have questions about the specific aspects of assault offenses. If no injury was done and the assault was limited to unwanted physical contact, the assault will often be charged as a Class C misdemeanor offense punishable by fine only. 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 assault was committed against certain people, a 3rd degree felony could be charged. For example, assault against a public servant, a security guard, family members or the elderly can 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 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Defenses to Assault 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 imminent harm
  • Lack of injury suffered
  • Duress
  • Entrapment

How your case proceeds depends on the details and facts of your case. Our firm can investigate and find your 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 violent crimes cases. Team up with a skilled assault attorney from our firm for help.

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

Need a lawyer for your assault (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 two decades 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.

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