Assault Defense Lawyer in Richardson, TX
Have You Been Charged with Assault? Call G.J. Chavez & Associates, P.C.!
Assault is a type of crime that is often confused with the crime of battery. While the two crimes are often lumped together, they are very different and are charged differently. Assault is a crime that is generally defined as an intentional threat of violence against another person that puts that person in fear of imminent harm. The actual act of assault does not have to occur for a person to be charged with the crime. Simply making a threat is enough to get a person charged with assault.
If you have been charged with assault, you need a skilled Plano assault defense lawyer on your side. At G.J. Chavez & Associates, P.C., we have successfully defended many people against assault charges. We are ready to fight for you and your rights and can help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
What are Laws & Penalties for Assault in Texas?
In Texas, assault laws are covered under the Texas Penal Code. Assault is generally defined as intentionally causing bodily injury to another person, threatening someone with imminent bodily injury, or making physical contact that the person will find provocative or offensive. The penalties for assault in Texas can vary depending on the severity of the offense, the presence of aggravating factors, and the specific circumstances of the case.
If simple assault involves threats of physical harm or offensive contact, the offense is considered a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $500. However, if any threats and/or offensive contact is made against a sports official or a participant in the event, it is a Class B misdemeanor that carries a jail term of up to 180 days and a fine of up to $2,000. If any threats and/or offensive contact is made against an elderly or disabled individual or if assault resulted in bodily injury, then the charge is a Class A misdemeanor that carries a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $4,000.
Additionally, if assault resulting in bodily injury is committed against a public employee while performing their duties or a pregnant woman, the offense is a third-degree felony that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a maximum fine of $10,000. If assault resulted in bodily to an officer or judge while performing their official duties, then the offense is a second-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years.
Why Choose G.J. Chavez & Associates, P.C. for Your Assault Defense?
We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the people of Texas. Our Plano assault defense lawyer has been protecting the rights of his clients for more than 20 years. We know the system and can help you navigate it. We are ready to fight for you and will do everything we can to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
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