Houston Assault Attorney
Defending the Rights of the Accused
Assault charges may arise as the result of many different circumstances. Generally, however, a person can be charged for assault when they intentionally or knowingly cause harm, threaten to cause harm, or cause threatening contact to another person. Allegations can vary considerably depending on the circumstances involved. Courts will consider who the crime was committed against, the damages suffered by a victim, and the accused's prior criminal record, among other factors.
Should you or your loved one be facing allegations for any type of assault charge, including sexual assault and
domestic violence, allow our Houston criminal defense attorneys to fight on your behalf and protect your rights. Common assault charges include:
Under Title 5 §22.01 of the Texas Penal Code, standard assault charges, sometimes referred to as simple assault, are typically misdemeanor offenses. Charges and penalties can be enhanced when an assault is committed against public employees, family members, elderly or disabled individuals, and others.
An individual may face enhanced aggravated assault charges when they commit an assault that causes serious bodily injury to another or while using a deadly weapon. A felony offense, aggravated assault can subject offenders to large fines and terms of imprisonment for up to 20 years.
Regardless of the specific assault offense you or your loved one may face, retaining experienced legal counsel should be your first priority. Prepared to investigate all of the circumstances surrounding your case and to explore all of your available defense options, our legal team can defend against the serious criminal penalties these charges pose. If, for example, you were defending yourself, another person, or your property, our legal team can work to present evidence supporting your right to do so.
Contact a Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Billy Skinner has spent years honing his abilities to defend the innocence of clients and present clear and convincing evidence on their behalf in court. Although assault cases can be complex, especially when no physical harm occurred, they can be effectively handled by proven and experienced legal counsel. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about your charges or contact Billy Skinner & Associates today.