In Texas, assault and battery charges are serious and are classified as violent crimes. Assault generally refers to the threat or intent to cause bodily harm. This means that you may face assault charges even if you never have physical contact with your accuser. Battery references the act of violence itself. In Texas, assault and battery charges are prosecuted harshly, and the penalties of a conviction are severe.
As a Dallas assault and battery defense lawyer, Reed Prospere knows how devastating a conviction can be. We work hard to uncover all of your legal options and to help you identify the best course of action. At Prospere & Russell, we want you to feel confident and supported when going into court. Attorney Reed Prospere has been a board-certified attorney for 35 years, and has experience as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Dallas County, and has served as a Chief Felony Prosecutor in the Career Criminal Section. He is prepared to put his extensive knowledge and know-how to work for you.
Are you facing assault and battery charges in Dallas? Call Prospere & Russell* at (214) 750-8555 to discuss your case today.
Assault and battery charges in Texas are classified as a serious crimes and are aggressively pursued by the prosecution. Being accused of committing such a serious crimes can result in harsh societal consequences. You could be labeled a “violent person” and will have to carry that stigma for years to come. Our Dallas defense attornys have the experience to help you avoid such harsh conseuqneces. If you are convicted, you could be facing legal penalties as well.
Penalties of an assault conviction can include:
If you are convicted of a first-degree felony assault charge, the penalties can include a fine set by the judge and a life prison sentence.
In Texas, you can be charged with simple assault or aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is an elevate charge that addresses situations in which the victim has suffered significant bodily injury or in which a deadly weapon was used to threaten or inflict harm on the victim. Aggravated assault charges should always be handled with care. These cases are usually charged as either first- or second-degree felonies.
Examples of deadly weapons that may enhance an assault charge to aggravated assault include:
The prosecution has a burden of proof to demonstrate that you genuinely committed the alleged act beyond a reasonable doubt. To prove this, they will prepare evidence and attempt to convince the jury and the courts that you are guilty. It is vital that you are ready for this and that you don’t merely rely on the fact that you are innocent. Determining the best defense strategy for your case will depend largely on the circumstances surrounding it. One of the most common defense strategies for assault charges is self-defense. Other common defenses include defense of others, defense of property, and justification.
With a criminal conviction for assault on your record, you may find it hard to secure employment, attend college, find housing, and provide for your family. You may also suffer from a loss of your good reputation, and other legal matters, such as family law issues, will also be negatively affected. With so much at stake, you can’t afford to go to just any lawyer. You want an attorney who is reliable and results-focused. Our Dallas assault and battery defense lawyer is that lawyer.
When you hire Prospere & Russell* to handle your assault case, you can be sure your best interest is our priority. Call today at (214) 750-8555.