Assault (Misdemeanor or Felony)
The attorneys of Blizzard and Zimmerman are here to help if you are facing an assault or domestic violence charge. Our lawyers have years of experience in dealing with assault cases.
If you or a loved one has been accused or charged with an assault crime, it’s critical that you seek out and hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.
If you have any questions, don’t go it alone. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys will sit down with you one-on-one to review your assault case and review your options for the best possible outcome.
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In the state of Texas, the Texas Penal Code defines assault as:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse.
- Intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse.
- 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.
The penalties for assault depend on the circumstances of the offense:
- Class A misdemeanors can result in up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
- Felonies can result in 2 – 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
There are multiple defenses that can be used for an assault charge:
- The defendant must prove that they were threatened by unlawful use of force or harm and that they responded appropriately by using self-defense.
- There must also be no reasonable chance or way for the defendant to have escaped at the time of the incident.
- Force must be proportionate to the threat against them.
The use of a weapon against a verbal threat would be excessive and undercut the claim of self-defense
- The assault was a mistake.
- Lack of knowledge when the assault occurred.
Recent assault cases handled by Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys
- Case dismissed for man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting a man.
- Grand jury declined to indict, and “no-billed” the case for a father who was charged with injury to a child against his teenage son