Unlike most other states, Texas treats assault and battery as the same crime. In fact, Texas law only refers to “assault and battery” as “assault”. However, assault charges have a great degree of variance in scope. If you are facing assault charges, you need a Houston area felony assault lawyer with a proven track record. The criminal defense attorneys at the Monks Law Firm have the experience and knowledge to fight for your rights.
What is assault?
Texas law stipulates the defendant commits assault when he or she intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly:
- Causing bodily injury to (a) victim, including the victim’s spouse
- Threatening bodily injury to a victim, including the victim’s spouse
- Physically contacting the victim, while knowing that the victim will find this physical contact provocative or offensive.