Texas Assault Charge Attorney
The Law Firm of Carl David Ceder will work vigorously to defend your rights in order to resolve your aggravated assault case. He knows how personal and stressful an assault case can be in your life. These matters are created out of raw emotions between a couple, and the issue at can sometimes be over emotional and exaggerated. These types of cases can be over engaged and traumatic for the wrong reasons. The accusing party may even be adding false accusations to the case to be more detrimental for you. If you have been charged with aggravated assault; that does not make you the perpetrator, but the possible victim. Assault crimes vary significantly in scope. They range from offensive touching, which is a Class C misdemeanor, to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a felony. Assault crimes also encompass intoxication assault (resulting from an allegation of driving while intoxicated) and sexual assault. There are also various other types of assault ranging in severity.
Law of Texas Assault Charges:
The three primary elements that are needed to classify one as some type of an assault charge in Texas are:
- Recklessly or intentionally causing injury or physical harm to another person
- Intentionally making a credible threat of physical harm
- Intentionally making physical contact with another person in a provocative or offensive manner.
Chapter 22 of the Texas Penal Code lists six different classifications of assault charges – which include both misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. Assault cases usually involve the prosecution of the state against you because of your partner’s accusations or claims. The reality is that these claims can be countered against the accuser.
Self-Defense as a Possible Defense:
Certain types of criminal offenses in Texas allows for an affirmative defense to be raised. One such defense is “self-defense.” Self-defense is the act of using force or threatening force to defend oneself or another person who is in danger of being imminently harmed by someone else. To be able to raise a valid claim of self-defense in Texas, you must have had a justified reason for using force. If you provoked the other person into acting, a self-defense claim will not work. In addition, Texas law allows someone to use force to protect one’s property. However, the extent of the force must be in proportion to the danger that the other person poses. For example, if someone is trespassing on your property, you will likely not be able to justify the use of deadly force.
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No matter what the type of assault charge is or what is the circumstance is for your criminal case, our office can help you contest your charge. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, has successfully defended criminal cases all over the State of Texas. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC can help answer any and all questions you might have regarding an assault charge. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, is dedicated to representing the rights of those who have been accused assault charge. Carl will do everything in his power to help you with whatever criminal charge you, or a loved one, may be facing. Carl and his legal team will always do the best to help give wise counsel and advice to obtain a successful outcome. Whether already criminal charge you, or believe you may have one soon to be facing, The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, can help. You can contact The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder at any time for assistance at 214.702.CARL(2275) or at 469.2000.DWI(394) to discuss your criminal case. You can also e-mail Carl directly, at [email protected]; or to the office for general inquiries at [email protected] Phones should be answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week for immediate and prompt assistance.