Misdemeanor Assault Charges
As defined by the Texas Penal Code, assault is understood to be any act by which an individual intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes or threatens the bodily injury of another person. However, assault charges can be more broadly defined; any contact with another person may be considered assault if you are aware that the other person would consider contact as offensive or in any way undesirable. Fortunately, our team understands how these charges are likely to be pursued by Houston prosecutors; our Houston attorneys will work with you to challenge any and every aspect of your charges.
If you have been accused of assault in the Houston area, it is critical that you retain legal representation as early on in the legal process as possible.
Consequences of a Misdemeanor Assault Conviction
Assault charges can be particularly serious since the consequences for even a misdemeanor conviction may include any of the following:
- Up to a year in jail
- Up to a $4,000 fine
- Community service
Sentencing for assault convictions, however, may be enhanced under certain circumstances, particularly if the alleged victim of the assault were an elderly person or a public servant.
Consult With a Houston Assault Defense Attorney
Our Houston assault defense attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of those accused of assault in the Houston area. To discuss the particulars of your charges today, please call Kyle Sampson, Attorney at Law, at (713) 337-1420.