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What Is Assault?

Assault has two general definitions. The first definition of is an attempted battery. A battery is the unauthorized application of force against another individual that causes physical injury or an offensive touching. Assault is also the intentional creation of a reasonable apprehension of harm.

How Is Assault Defined in Texas?

A person commits assault if they:

Is Aggravated Assault the Same as Regular Assault?

No. Aggravated assault occurs when a person:

Typically, aggravated assault is a felony of the second degree punishable by two to 20 years in state prison and/or $10,000 fine.

Is Assault a Misdemeanor or Felony?

If there are no other circumstances increasing the charge, then the crime is a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by:

When Is Assault a Felony in Texas?

Assault is a felony of the third degree when:

Should I Contact a Criminal Lawyer about My Assault Charge in Texas?

An assault charge should be taken seriously. Contact a Texas criminal lawyer regarding your legal rights and defenses to positively resolve this charge.

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Last Modified: 09-27-2016 06:00 PM PDT

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