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  • Seven years with the District Attorney’s Office – Houston Division
  • Former Counsel for the Police Union.
  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist – Assault Defense
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Assault Criminal Defense Attorneys – The Law

The assault statute is Texas Penal Code 22.01.

(a) a person commits an offense if the person:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another including the person’s spouse; or
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse;
(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

Assault Criminal Defense Attorneys – Presumption.

(d) the actor is presumed to have known the person was a public servant, security officer, or emergency services personnel if the person was wearing a distinctive uniform or badge.

Assault Criminal Defense Attorneys – What is the Punishment for Assault?

Class A misdemeanor (up to 1 year in jail; up to $4,000 fine) – offense under subsection (a)(1); subsection (a)(3) if the offense is committed against an elderly individual or disabled individual, as those terms are defined by Section 22.04.

3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10 years in prison; up to $10,000 fine) – if the offense is committed against:
(1) a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant;
(2) a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code if:
(A) it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense under this chapter, Chapter 19, or Section 20.03, 20.04, 21.11, or 25.11 against a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code; or
(B) the offense is committed by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the person by applying pressure to the person’s throat or neck or by blocking the person’s nose or mouth;
(3) a person who contracts with government to perform a service in a facility as defined by Section 1.07(a)(14), Penal Code, or Section 51.02(13) or (14), Family Code, or an employee of that person:
(A) while the person or employee is engaged in performing a service within the scope of the contract if the actor knows the person or employee is authorized by government to provide the service; or
(B) in retaliation for or on account of the person’s or employee’s performance of a service within the scope of the contract;
(4)  a person the actor knows is a security officer while the officer is performing a duty as a security officer; or
(5) a person the actor knows is emergency services personnel while the person is providing emergency services.

2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20 years in prison; up to $10,000 fine) – if:
(1) the offense is committed against a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code;
(A) it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense under this chapter, Chapter 19, or Section 20.03, 20.04, 21.11, or 25.11 against a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code; and
(B) the offense is committed by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the person by applying pressure to the person’s throat or neck or by blocking the person’s nose or mouth;

Class B (up to 180 days in jail; up to $2,000 fine) – if the offense is committed by a person who is not a sports participant against a person the actor knows is a sports participant either (A) while the participant is performing duties or responsibilities within the participant’s capacity as a sports participant or (B) in retaliation of.

Class C (up to $500 fine) – Subsection (a)(2) or (3)

 

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