Assault cases come in many forms. Some assaults are alleged to have caused bodily injury to the victim. Others are deemed to be “aggravated” when certain facts are present, carrying the possibility of particularly harsh penalties in the event of a conviction. The identity of the alleged assault victim can be an important factor as well. For instance, were you related to the victim? Was the victim a police officer or other public servant? The answer to these questions may greatly impact the severity of your case.
Here are just a few examples of assault crimes set forth in the Texas Penal Code:
Assault Causing Bodily Injury
Assault Involving Family Violence
Assault on a Public Servant
Certain types of assault crimes are rarely caught on tape or directly witnessed by law enforcement. These usually involve altercations inside the home that occur between spouses or those involved in a dating relationship. In this instance there are frequently conflicting stories regarding the incident. For this reason it is crucial to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer to conduct your defense against another’s assault allegations.
In some cases the victim of an alleged assault may wish to drop the charges pending against the accused assailant. However, the appropriate steps must be taken in order to effectively communicate this desire to the prosecuting attorney. As your assault defense attorney I will address these and other issues and employ my knowledge in this area of the law to protect your rights. Contact our office today to discuss the particular facts and circumstances of your assault case.