Assault

Assault and other violent offenses are taken very seriously in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Allen and McKinney, Texas. If convicted, you could face jail time, probation, community service, or even a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record. 

Charges occur when assault can be provoked by others or if a person was simply defending themselves during a fight or physical confrontation. Regardless of the circumstances, Chad West PLLC will examine all of the circumstances regarding your assault charge to find the most effective way to defend you.

Assault Legal Definition 

§ 22.01. ASSAULT-Texas Penal Code

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.

Various Forms of Assault and Violent Crimes: 

  • Assault Bodily Injury 
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon 
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assaulting a Police Officer 
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Kidnapping 
  • Family Violence/Domestic Violence 
  • Terroristic Threat 
  • Harassment 
  • Stalking  
  • Murder 
  • Attempted Murder  
  • Manslaughter

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Punishment for Assault and Violent Offenses 

Assault and other violent offenses can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. There are many ways an assault charge could be elevated to a felony offense. If a weapon was used, you may be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, which is considered a felony offense in Texas. When guns, knives or other weapons are used in an assault cause, you should seek the help of a qualified attorney as you’ll face increasingly severe penalties if convicted.

Legal Defense Against Assault in Dallas, Texas Area

When you contact Chad West regarding your alleged assault or violent crime, we will explain your specific criminal charge and the potential penalties associated with the offense. We will also examine all of the circumstances surrounding your criminal charge, including any potential defenses recognized by Texas law, and will work with dedication to develop an aggressive defense strategy tailored to your criminal charge.