For Assault Or Battery Charges, You Need A Strong 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.
Assault is a serious issue. At the Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz, I have an excellent track record in criminal defense and am a well-respected Houston attorney. My goal is to fight for your rights and your freedom until the very end. I am here to help you go back to living your life.
When Does Assault Become A 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 be the threat of causing harm. If you do hurt another person, 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.
The worse the circumstances, such as the type of injury or relationship of the parties, the more trouble you may be in. Sexual assault charges, for example, carry particularly serious consequences.
Reducing The Charges Against You
Prosecutors will attempt to gather evidence to aggravate your charges or give you the maximum possible penalty. 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.
Seek The Strong Defense That You Need
The sooner you act, the sooner we can begin your defense. To get my help in fighting the assault or battery charges against you, schedule an initial consultation. Call my office at 936-653-4000 or 713-222-6644 or reach out online to get started.