Dallas Assault Lawyer
In the state of Texas, assault in a domestic violence case can carry either misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the case. Assault is defined as intentionally or recklessly causing bodily injury to someone else or threatening bodily injury to another person, including members of your family. The penalties for committing such a crime can be overwhelming, but oftentimes domestic violence accusations fly when people get overly emotional.
If you or someone you know has been charged with assaulting a family member, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side to help you defend your rights. Everyone deserves respectful treatment and a fair trial despite the crime for which they were charged. If you are struggling with an assault charge, contact the Dallas assault attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007.
Misdemeanor Assault vs. Felony Assault
Texas law categorizes several different types of assault depending on the severity of the case. The two main types of assault include misdemeanor assault and felony assault. Penalties for each of these crimes include:
- Misdemeanor assault – also known as simple assault, this is considered a class A misdemeanor. Penalties for simple assault include up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $4,000.
- Felony assault – this crime occurs when a person assaults family members or romantic partners, a public servant (such as police officers or firemen), or a security guard or emergency services employee. Penalties for felony assault include increased jail time and higher fines.
In addition to legal penalties, a person charged with either of these crimes can also face serious repercussions in their personal and professional lives.
If you have been accused of assaulting a family member, you need to call the Dallas domestic assault lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter to consult with an experienced attorney. You can reach our offices by calling 214-845-7007 today. We may be able to have your charges reduced or even dismissed.