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Assault and Battery Charges

Assault and battery may be two of the most common forms of criminal charges, but people still do not fully understand the distinctions between them. For instance, they often use the terms interchangeably, though there are important differences. In battery, physical harm must actually occur, whereas only the threat of harm has to be present for an assault charge to be made against a person. Unfortunately, we know all too well that these and other important aspects of these legal charges confuse many Houston residents charged with assault and/or battery.

3 Types of Assault and Battery Charges

There are actually three kinds of different assault and battery charges that a person might face. They include:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Harassment

Though there are similarities between these different charges, the differences between them are important when it comes to the types of penalties a person might face if charged and convicted. The best way to know what specific charge you are facing and the possible penalties is to speak with a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

If you or someone you know is facing charges of battery, assault, or harassment, then it’s important that you have a solid and trustworthy legal team at your side. Kyle Sampson, Attorney at Law, can help Houston residents create a strong legal defense that may help them avoid conviction or at least some of the harsh penalties that may accompany a conviction. Learn more about how our team can help today by calling our offices at (713) 337-1420.


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