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Important considerations if charged with assault

Any type of criminal charge is a serious threat to your future. You could be facing time behind bars, loss of your personal reputation and much more. No matter what type of charges you are facing, it is in your interests to take your situation seriously and start building a smart defense strategy as soon as possible.

This is particularly true for Texas readers who are facing charges of assault. You may not understand the true nature of these charges, and as a result, you may not understand how you should proceed with your defense strategy. Assault is threatening, attempting or causing physical harm or apprehension of harm to another person, and a conviction can bring penalties that can alter the course of your life.

What do you need to know?

You may not think that your case is that serious because the other person involved did not receive that bad of an injury, or you may not have had any real physical contact. It may be a surprise to you to learn that you can face assault charges for certain types of verbal exchanges. One of the first steps in building the right defense is to fully understand what you are up against. It may be helpful for you to consider and understand the following about assault:

  • Assault charges can follow an altercation that does not even involve physical contact. Battery charges follow incidents involving unlawful bodily harm.
  • Assault can include physical threats to cause harm, such as promising to hurt someone or threatening by showing a gun.
  • Assault charges must include verbal threats, plus some form of action that causes a person to believe he or she will suffer harm. 

It is not always easy to prove assault. It is not always immediately apparent what a person intended to do with his or her words and actions. You have the right to fight the evidence against you and present your own evidence for the benefit of your defense

The fight starts now

If you believe that you may face an assault charge in the near future or are already facing these charges, it is in your interests to start developing your defense strategy now. It is never too early to start planning how you can protect yourself and your future interests. A complete evaluation of your case can help you understand how to proceed with developing a plan that suits your needs and gives you a strong chance of meeting your objectives.

 

 

 

 

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