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What It Means to Assault Someone in Texas

Texas District Judge Guy Williams was recently indicted on charges of road rage, which amounted to aggravated assault under Texas law. He was charged with allegedly pointing a gun at the occupants of a vehicle while attempting to run the vehicle off the road. The jury found him not guilty of one charge and undecided on the other.

This case is just one example of how assault charges work. Below we’re going to explain more about what it means to be charged with assaulting someone in Texas.

The Basics of Texas Assault Charges

Assault occurs when an individual threatens or commits an act of bodily injury against another person and does so with intent, knowledge, or recklessness. [...]