Fighting Assault Charges?

Three Crimes Classified As Assault In Texas that require a Dallas assault defense lawyer

Assaults happen, or are alleged to happen, in just about any situation — in a bar, at a sporting event, on the highway, in a parking lot, in a home or neighborhood. Sometimes they are attacks by one person on another, but more often they are complicated events in which both sides provoke one another. If you are choosing a Dallas assault lawyer, it helps to understand the potential charges you may be accused of.

In Class A assault, all a prosecutor has to prove is that the altercation resulted in the other person feeling pain. Many assault cases arise from incidents involving a slap or bumping into the other person. But simple actions can lead to a lot of legal hurt and up to a year in jail.

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Fighting Assault Charges?

Three Crimes Classified As Assault In Texas that require a Dallas assault defense lawyer

Assaults happen, or are alleged to happen, in just about any situation — in a bar, at a sporting event, on the highway, in a parking lot, in a home or neighborhood. Sometimes they are attacks by one person on another, but more often they are complicated events in which both sides provoke one another. If you are choosing a Dallas assault lawyer, it helps to understand the potential charges you may be accused of.

In Class A assault, all a prosecutor has to prove is that the altercation resulted in the other person feeling pain. Many assault cases arise from incidents involving a slap or bumping into the other person. But simple actions can lead to a lot of legal hurt and up to a year in jail.

What Do My Assault Charges Mean?

Assault is committed when a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury, or threatens imminent bodily injury, to another, even including that person’s spouse. Assault charges also encompass a person intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another person when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard that contact as offensive or provocative.

Aggravated assault requires serious bodily injury, which can lead to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Serious bodily injury that results in a significant risk of death, disfigurement or lasting impairment of some bodily function must be proven.

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon means that a weapon was involved: a knife, a gun, a car, a hockey stick, anything that might cause serious injury.

Other assault related charges that Sally Goodman defends include:

  1. Assault
  2. Sexual assault
  3. Aggravated assault
  4. Injury to a child, elderly individual or disabled individual
  5. Deadly conduct
  6. Terroristic threat
  7. Aiding suicide

Assault Charge Punishments

Assault
Assault that results in bodily injury is considered a Class A misdemeanor. Unless the victim of the assault is public servant lawfully discharging their official duty or someone whose relationship is described the Family Code, then the crime is considered a felony of the third degree.

The threat of assault is a Class C misdemeanor, unless committed against an elderly or disabled individual, then the offense remains a Class A misdemeanor.

Aggravated Assault
Aggravated assault is considered a 2nd degree felony, unless a weapon is utilized to cause the serious bodily injury, then the offense is considered a 1st degree felony.

Domestic Abuse Attorney Sally Goodman

Whether you are accused of domestic violence or assault involving a nonfamily member, attorney Sally Goodman will work to show that the altercation in question did not happen as reported. Very often there is a misunderstanding, one party has set the other one up, or the violent behavior was in self-defense. Sally Goodman has handled hundreds of assault cases. The law is complex, and knowledge as deep as hers, and preparation as thorough as hers, is likely to yield an outcome in your favor. Arrested for domestic abuse or assault? Dallas assault lawyer Sally Goodman can help. Call her at 214-748-3230 or describe your situation through an online inquiry.

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