An assault or battery charge needs to be taken seriously because you may be facing prison time. BRCK Criminal Defense Attorneys are a leading firm in providing top-notch legal defense to anyone facing assault or battery charges. Our criminal defense attorneys have defended the rights of hundreds of citizens charged with assault or other violent crimes in the San Antonio area. Our criminal defense team is devoted to the freedom of our clients and will fight for the best possible result in your case.
Typically, assault is a threat of violence and battery is any violent or unwanted touching of another person. Each state has different rules regarding these terms and they are often interchangeable. In Texas, actions such as hitting, kicking, punching, or pushing are considered assaults. Other actions like grabbing or spitting another can also lead to assault charges. Our firm applies our thorough understanding of these rules to create unique trial strategies to ensure our clients rights are exercised to the fullest extent.
Assault charges arise for many reasons, that range from serious offenses to simple altercations. When this situation arises our attorneys represent our clients by examining all possible defenses such as self-defense or necessity. Other assault charges may occur during the commission of a different crime like robbery. However, assaults of a sexual nature are treated differently. You can find out more about sex related crimes Here.
There are many different assault charges in Texas such as aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, assaulting a police offer, and others. Every case is different, so the state may decide to charge you with a higher-level crime that is actually applicable to your case.