Assault Charge Attorney in Kerrville, Texas
Fighting Assault Charges in Texas
When you're charged with assault, you need an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys by your side. Assault charges carry serious penalties. But with the right attorneys, you can mount a strong defense. Our attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of assault cases and gotten many dismissed or reduced. We have also tried many assault cases and gotten several Not Guilty verdicts.
Common Types of Assault Charges
Assault Family Violence
Assault by Contact
Aggravated Assault is a serious charge. It is typically a 2nd degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Under certain circumstances, it can be charged as a 1st degree felony (5 to 99 years in prison). A case of aggravated assault usually involves either serious bodily injury or the use of a deadly weapon such as a firearm.
Assault family violence is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Although it is a misdemeanor, it has serious consequences, such as a lifetime ban on firearm ownership under federal law. If you are charged with Assault Family Violence with a Previous Conviction, the charge is enhanced to a 3rd degree felony (2 to 10 years in prison). Assault Family Violence charges do not require serious bodily injury, the state only needs to prove that the conduct caused pain.
Simple Assault is usually a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $2,000 fine. This charge similarly requires the state to prove that the accused's actions caused pain. As long as the complainant was not a family member or someone with whom you had a dating relationship, most assaults are charged as simple assaults.
Assault by Contact is a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by only a $500 fine. This offense only requires the state to prove an "offensive" touching even if there was no pain. Although the punishment is minimal, you do not want an assault conviction on your record, especially a Class C Family Violence Assault, which can have other collateral consequences.
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At Danford Law Firm in Kerrville, TX, we have represented hundreds of clients accused of assault in Kerrville, Bandera, Fredericksburg, and throughout the Texas Hill Country. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and won numerous cases on appeal. We have the experience, skill, and tenacity you need. If you are facing assault charges, reach out to us today for a free consultation.
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Assault Charge Attorneys in Kerrville, TX
An arrest is not the end, it's just the beginning. With the right team, you can have a successful outcome. The attorneys at the Danford Law Firm have handled hundreds of assault cases with a strong record of success. Contact us today.