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Fight Your Texas Assault Charges with These Strategies      

If you are facing assault charges in Texas, there are a number of different defense strategies that a knowledgeable lawyer may be able to use to get your charges reduced or dropped. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the law and associated penalties, then describe which defenses may work for your case.

Definition of Assault in Texas

Texas law describes assault like so:

“A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;

(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or

(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.”

Texas Penalties for Assault

Assault is usually a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. [...]

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. [...]