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What is "Assault"?

Simple assault is the attempt to physically harm a victim, including the act of putting the victim in apprehension of imminent battery. In most jurisdictions, felony assault is more serious because it’s a typically charged for attempts to: 

How Is Felony Assault Defined in Texas?

In Texas, felony assault is charged as a third degree felony. A person can be charged with third degree felony assault when: 

But unlike other states, Texas felony assault does not include attempting to have sex with a minor, or using a deadly weapon. 

What’s the difference between Felony Assault and Aggravated Assault in Texas?

Aggravated assault when the defendant seriously injured the victim, or used a weapon during the assault. Aggravated assault is a more serious charge than felony assault. A conviction for aggravated assault is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

What’s the Punishment for Felony Assault in Texas?

A conviction of third degree felony assault is punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Should I Contact an Attorney about My Felony Assault Charge in Texas?

Yes. Assault charges are quite complex because of the levels of assault. Contact a criminal lawyer and they will provide you with legal advice and guidance when it comes to getting charges reduced, dismissed, or going to trial.

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Last Modified: 09-08-2016 07:54 AM PDT

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