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Assault Charges & Texas Law: Things to Know

Updated: May 9, 2024 @ 11:05 am

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If you’re facing assault charges, the stakes are high. It’s not just a legal battle; it’s a fight for your freedom, reputation, and future. Hiring a defense attorney who understands Texas law and how it applies can be the difference between conviction and acquittal.

At Tad Nelson & Associates, our team of seasoned defense attorneys, Tad Nelson and Amber Spurlock, have a wealth of experience defending people with various assault charges ranging from simple assault to domestic violence and aggravated assault.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges for misdemeanor or felony assault, we’re here to help. Schedule your 100% free consultation to meet with our legal team today. Call us at 713-802-1631 or send us a message via the contact form.

In the meantime, let’s review a few aspects of assault charges & Texas law. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our law firm.

Resource: Chapter 22 of Title 5 of the Texas Penal Code: Assaultive Offenses

Quick Overview of Assault Charges

Texas law categorizes assault offenses based on the severity of the alleged conduct. This classification ranges from simple assault to aggravated assault.

Simple assault might involve threats or physical contact without causing bodily injury.

Aggravated assault typically involves serious injury or the use of a deadly weapon. The distinction matters because the potential penalties vary significantly.

Understanding the Penalties

The consequences of an assault conviction in Texas can be severe.

Penalties following a conviction range from fines and probation for a Class C misdemeanor to lengthy prison sentences for first-degree felony convictions.

The specifics depend on factors like the severity of the injury, the use of a weapon, and the victim’s identity (e.g., if the victim is a public servant or a family member).

Defense Strategies That Work

Crafting a defense against assault charges demands a wise understanding of Texas law and applicable experience in court.

Common defense strategies include self-defense, defense of others, lack of intent, and mistaken identity. Each case is unique. The right defense strategy hinges on the specifics of the incident and the evidence available.

Our Practice Areas

  • Assault on a Family Member
  • Assault on a Child
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Simple Assault
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Hit & Run Cases
  • Failure To Stop & Render Aid
  • Assault on a Public Servant

We have over 30 years of experience defending people charged with assault in Harris County, Galveston County, and Brazoria County. If you’re facing criminal charges anywhere in the Greater Houston area and need to talk with a lawyer, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm.

As your defense counsel, it’s our job to scrutinize every detail of your case. We’ll review the arrest to ensure that your rights weren’t violated. We’ll also proactively gather evidence to develop a compelling defense strategy for your case.

Remember, our goal is to beat the charge at trial or get the case dismissed.

Why Choose Tad Nelson & Associates?

Experience Texas Criminal Law Attorneys

When the stakes are this high, you need a legal team that knows what they’re doing.

We bring a unique blend of expertise and history of winning to field for our clients.

Attorney Tad Nelson is Board Certified® in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization™ in Criminal Law. Both Attorneys Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock are ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientists.

We always bring a scientific approach to our defense strategies. Our firm’s dedication to rigorous analysis and innovative defense tactics sets us apart from other criminal defense lawyers in Houston.

If you or a loved one are facing assault charges in Texas, time is of the essence.

The sooner you act, the better your chances of securing a favorable outcome.

Reach out to Tad Nelson & Associates at 713-802-1631. Schedule your 100% free case review & consultation today. Remember, in the fight for your freedom, choosing the right defense team is your first step toward victory.

Houston DWI Lawyer Tad A Nelson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the TBLS.

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