Assault means “Recklessly, Knowingly, or Intentionally, causing bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse; intentionally or knowingly threatening another, including the person’s spouse, with imminent bodily injury; or intentionally or knowingly causing contact physically with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.” Simply threatening bodily harm is enough to constitute assault. When someone commits an aggravated assault, they cause substantial bodily injury to another person or use or display a lethal weapon while committing the assault. Simple assault, or assault that results in a small injury, is usually classified as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison and a fines. If there is merely a threat and no physical injuries, the assault is normally classified as a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine. Aggravated assault is usually classified as a second-degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in jail and a fine. Depending on the facts of each case, such as whether the assault was against a public servant, a pregnant woman, an emergency service worker, or a security officer, incarceration terms and fines for both assault and aggravated assault could escalate.
Assaults are never as straightforward as they appear. Charges can be brought due to misunderstandings, self-defense, or other circumstances that do not justify criminal charges. Our skilled assault lawyer can assist the accused in clearing the air and resolving the matter as swiftly and fairly as feasible. A lawyer may be able to lower the charges, negotiate a plea deal, or have the charges dismissed entirely.
Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers
When you’re facing criminal accusations, it’s vital to engage an attorney to assist you with your case. You need a criminal defense lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours before and isn’t learning on the job. We understand how stressful, irritating, and upsetting this process can be, as well as how readily it may lead to feelings of overload. Although the legal system can be intimidating, you don’t have to go through it alone. You’ll probably have many questions, concerns, and fears just after you’ve been arrested. The Nichols Law Group, PLLC’s experienced staff, is here to assist you.
We can help defend clients facing a wide range of criminal offenses, including but not limited to:
- Criminal offenses committed by minors
- Trespassing is a criminal offense
- Rape or sexual assault
- Crimes of violence
- Manslaughter or murder
- Drug crimes
- Theft or robbery
- White-collar crimes
- Computer crimes
- Money laundering
- Immigration offenses
The Nichols Law Group PLLC criminal defense lawyer knows the state and federal law. No matter what the charge, we will work to protect your rights and build a defense strategy that gives you the best chance of avoiding conviction. We understand that each case is unique and deserves personal attention. So, you won’t be just another case file – we’ll take the time to get to know you so that we can provide the best possible defense. If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, don’t wait to contact us. The sooner we start working on your case, the better chance we have of achieving a successful outcome.