Domestic Violence Attorney

In Texas, there are multiple variations of assault charges. Assaults can include a Class C offense, generally handled in municipal or JP courts, to serious felonies.  If domestic violence is alleged, no matter the offense level, a guilty plea or conviction can lead to life-long consequences. 

Assault By Contact

Assault by contact occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when he or she knows, or should reasonably know, that the other person will view the contact as offensive or provocative.

Assault by Threatening Bodily Injury

If a person intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, they may be charged with Assault by Threatening Bodily Injury.

Assault Causes Bodily Injury

One of the most common charges of Assault, especially as it relates to family violence, is Assault Causes Bodily Injury. A person commits an offense if he or she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another.

Aggravated Assault

A person commits an aggravated assault if he or she commits an assault and causes serious bodily injury or if a deadly weapon is used or exhibited during the commission of the assault.
Aggravated assault is classified as a 2nd Degree Felony but can be charged as a 1st-degree Felony depending on the classifications of the intended victim or the manners of the assault.

Defenses to Assault

Texas laws provide affirmative defenses to assault, including self-defense; however, every case requires a detailed review of the facts to determine the best available strategy.  Providing a successful assault defense requires extensive planning and communication.

If you have been charged with Assault or Family Violence in Frisco, Texas, call Al Rowland today at (469) 626-7529.