Killeen Assault Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested for assault in Bell County, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. At the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard, we have handled hundreds of cases, so we have the experience and knowledge needed to fight for your rights and freedom. We have handled cases of all types, from misdemeanors to felonies, and we have the skills necessary to protect you from all criminal charges.
What Is Assault in Texas?
Assault is the threat of violence against another person. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case and the person's criminal history. In Texas, assault is defined as the threat of violence against another person that causes that person to feel afraid of imminent harm.
Assault can be charged in the following situations:
- Threat of violence
- Act of violence
- Attempted act of violence
Assault can be committed by either a direct or an indirect threat of violence. If a person threatens to harm another person, that threat is considered an assault, even if the person does not directly say the words to the person they are threatening. For example, if a person points a gun at another person and says they will shoot the person, the person being threatened can reasonably assume that the person with the gun intends to shoot them.
Assault can also be charged when a person acts in a way that causes another person to feel afraid of imminent harm. This includes throwing objects, spitting on someone, or other actions that cause another person to feel afraid of being harmed.
Penalties for Assault in Texas
The penalties for assault depend on the circumstances of the case and the person's criminal history.
Assault can be charged as a felony in the following situations:
- The threat of or act of violence against a public servant
- The threat of or act of violence against a person related to the defendant by blood or marriage, a person with a child in common with the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant
- Use of a deadly weapon during the commission of an assault
Understanding Self-Defense in Assault Cases
When facing assault charges, it's important to understand the concept of self-defense and how it applies to your case. In Texas, individuals have the right to defend themselves or others from imminent harm, and this can be used as a legal defense in assault cases. Our experienced Killeen assault defense attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of self-defense laws and build a strong defense strategy for your case.
Key points to consider regarding self-defense in assault cases include:
- Evaluating the threat and level of force used in self-defense
- Proving that your actions were reasonable and necessary to protect yourself or others
- Determining if there were any opportunities to retreat from the situation
- Gathering evidence and witness testimonies to support your self-defense claim
By working with our legal team, you can ensure that your rights to self-defense are protected and that you have a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific assault case.
How Our Firm Can Help with Your Assault Case
When you choose our firm, you can rest assured that you will be represented by a team of dedicated and passionate attorneys who will work tirelessly to build the strongest defense for you. We will investigate all aspects of the State's case against you and work to expose any flaws in their evidence. We will also work to expose any weaknesses in the accuser's story.
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