Why do you need a trial lawyer for your assault case? A person commits an assault in Texas when he intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person. Assaults range from second degree felonies to class c misdemeanors. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, it is very important that you hire a lawyer is not afraid to take an assault case to trial.
Assaults are frequently “he said” “she said” encounters. The police rush to the scene, listen to who they want to listen to, make a rush to judgement, arrest and charge one of the parties. The case is then presented to the prosecutor who accepts everything that the police tells them as the holy truth, and the prosecutor tries to bully you into a plea agreement.
As Texas Assault Lawyer, I don’t buy into that non-sense. I will listen to you when you tell me you acted in self-defense, defense or property, or defense of another. I interview inspect all of the evidence provided by the police, I discover new evidence, I interview witnesses, I extensively research the background of the “victim,” I get affidavits of non-prosecution, and I use all of these tools to seek a dismissal. Don’t forget, that in certain cases we may be able to get you a dismissal with a ‘batterers intervention’ or ‘anger management’ course. If we don’t get the dismissal or the deal you want, have no fear, because I am ready, willing, and able to take your case to trial. If you or a loved one has been arrested for assault, contact me as soon as possible for a consultation.
How Is Assault Defined In Texas?
A person commits assault in Texas if they intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by acts or omissions, cause bodily injury to another person. The most common way I see it charged is a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person. Bodily injury just means pain, according to case law. The state has to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that you intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused pain to another person. Intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly are defined in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Read More
What Is Aggravated Assault Under Texas State Law And Is This A Misdemeanor Or A Felony Charge?
Aggravated Assault occurs when a person either uses or exhibits a deadly weapon, threatens to use a deadly weapon, and/or causes serious bodily harm to another person. Read More
If My Accuser Now Says I Didn’t Assault Them, Will My Assault Charges Automatically Be Dropped?
If the person who accused you is now saying that you did not assault them (or that you did but they want the charges dropped), your charges are not going to be automatically dropped. Something that’s hard for my clients, people who’ve been accused of crimes, to understand is that, in the state of Texas, it’s not the alleged victim who is prosecuting the case or who files the charges; it’s the state of Texas. It’s the prosecutor’s office, the district attorney’s office. They are the ones who accept and pursue charges. There are many instances where we have to fight hard to get the charges dropped, even if the complaining witness requests that the charges are dropped. Read More
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