Accused Of Assault Or Battery?

You Need Skilled Criminal Defense

Assault and battery fall under the same category in Texas law. Ultimately, assault can range from a serious threat of violence to an actual attack that causes bodily harm to another individual. The communication of a threat can lead to a terroristic threat or harassment charge. The worse the circumstances, such as the type of injury or relationship of the parties, the more trouble you may be in.

Assault is a serious issue. At my firm, the Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz, you will work with one of the most well-respected criminal defense attorneys in the Houston region.

Assault Can Be A Serious Felony

Assault charges in Texas can result in anything from a $500 fine to several years in prison. Several factors will determine whether you are facing a serious felony:

  • Did you seriously injure the person? An assault doesn't have to result in physical harm; it can merely be the threat of causing harm. If you do seriously hurt another person, however, you could face more serious charges.
  • Did you use a weapon? You may be facing an aggravated assault charge if you did, resulting in higher penalties.
  • Did you assault your partner or a public official? Domestic partners as well as police officers, emergency workers, security workers and other public officials have unique protections. If you attack them, you could automatically be charged with a serious felony.

My Goal Is To Reduce The Charges Against You

Prosecutors will attempt to gather evidence to aggravate your charges or give you the maximum possible penalty. My goal, however, is to fight for your rights and your freedom until the very end. Even lowering your charges from a felony to a misdemeanor can save you thousands of dollars in fees and potentially keep you out of jail. The best case scenario: We can get the charges dropped altogether.

Choose a lawyer you can trust. I have an excellent track record in criminal defense and am here to help you go back to living your life. Call my office at 713-222-6644 to learn more about my services or reach out online to get started.