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If you have been charged with the crime of assault, it is encouraged that you take action and speak with the Houston assault attorney at Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C.! Assault is a criminal offense that is designated a violent crime.
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What is Assault?
Assault is a criminal offense that involves intentionally causing fear of physical harm or causing bodily harm to another person. It can include hitting, pushing, threatening, or displaying a weapon. The critical element of assault is the intent to cause harm or fear of harm, and it can occur even if no physical contact is made. In some jurisdictions, there may also be separate charges for attempted assault if the individual intended to cause harm but could not do so.
Assault can be classified into different degrees based on the severity of the harm caused or intended. For example, first-degree assault is considered to be the most serious and may involve the use of a deadly weapon or serious injury, while some jurisdictions also recognize a category of assault called "simple assault," a less severe crime that does not involve using a weapon or serious injury. These actions occur because the other person will view the contact as provocative and offensive.
Texas Assault Penalties
Simple assault of this kind is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in county jail, by a fine of up to $4,000, or by both a fine and imprisonment. It may be classified as a third degree felony and may be punishable by up to 10 years in prison depending on certain circumstances, such as if the victim is a public servant or security officer, or if the defendant has a previous conviction of this kind.
What is Aggravated Assault in Texas?
Aggravated assault is defined as an assault that is committed that involves serious bodily injury to another or the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon. Aggravated assault is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. If the assault is against a public servant, security officer, or person in a similar occupation, the defendant may face enhanced penalties.
Consult an Experienced Houston Assault Attorney
You must waste no time consulting an experienced criminal attorney in Houston, Texas, regarding your assault or aggravated assault charges. You may be in danger of facing years in state prison and the burden of dealing with a criminal record for the rest of your life. This may lead to limited employment, financial, and housing opportunities and any lost years spent in prison. Make sure your future is protected.
Contact a Houston assault lawyer from Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today by calling (713) 364-9913!
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