Assault Charge Defenses

Assault is the offense of threatening a person to the point that they fear their immediate safety may be compromised. An assault differs from battery in that assault is a threat of violence whereas battery is the actual committing of violence against another person. If a person is arrested while using a weapon, they face an aggravated assault charge, which typically carries stricter penalties. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to defend against these kinds of charges.

If you are being accused of assault, our Dallas criminal attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter will fight aggressively to help you fight the charges you are facing. Contact our experienced legal team at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about how we can serve you.

Defenses Against Assault Charges

An assault charge can be the result of several things, whether it was a misunderstanding, a heated argument, or your intentions were misconstrued. Because of this, there are typically a variety of ways in which a person can successfully defend themselves against an assault charge, including:

  • Punishment of threat (in cases involving children)
  • Self defense
  • Defense of others
  • Defense of property
  • Prevention of crime
  • Consent

By utilizing these kinds of defenses, a qualified attorney may be able to help you get your charges dropped or reduced.

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If you have been accused of assault, an attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you defend yourself and fight for your freedom. Call our dedicated Dallas criminal lawyers at (214) 845-7007 for aggressive legal representation.


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