Facing an Assault Conviction?
The intentional harm inflicted on another person can be qualified as assault, aggravated assault, and even battery. If a crime has an element of a physical attack, then there is usually an assault or battery charge associated with it. Even if the attack was two-sided, as in cases of fighting, both parties can still get charged with assault no matter who started it. The law also states that even the intent of harming someone is the same thing as assaulting them and that even if the victim isn’t actually harmed, police officers can still arrest the defendant.
Punishments for Assault Charges
An assault conviction can change your life. Simple assault is defined as a Class A misdemeanor in Texas and is punishable by up to one year in a county jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
However, if aspects of your case match up with the following, then your charge can be automatically bumped up to a more severe, third-degree felony charge:
- You have a previous domestic violence conviction and commit assault against a family member or romantic interest
- You assault someone you know is a public servant or government contractor
- You assault an emergency worker or security worker while they are doing their job
Typically in Texas, third-degree felonies will cost you between 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. If a weapon is used during the assault or if a serious injury occurs, you can be charged with aggravated assault which is a second-degree felony in Texas and can be punished by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Secure Your Rights
When you’ve been charged with an assault, you need a caring legal defense team. At Carroll Troberman, PLLC, we are passionate about listening to our clients and fighting for their rights. We will work to build an aggressive strategy against the prosecution to represent your interests in court.
Blair Carroll has worked in criminal defense since graduating law school and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Meredith “Shelly” Troberman has experience working for both the defense and prosecution in criminal cases. She leverages her unique perspective on criminal proceedings and ample experience with the Travis County Court in each of her clients’ cases.
Contact Us Today
If you’ve been charged with assault, you need to seek legal help immediately. The longer you wait to call an attorney, the less chance you have of getting your case dismissed.
Contact Carroll Troberman, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (512) 772-2442.
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