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Assault Crimes

El Paso Assault Crime Defense Lawyer

Helping Protect You from Harsh Penalties in Texas

If you are being investigated for assault, or you have already been charged, remember your rights. Don’t let the authorities pressure you into doing what they want. You have a Constitutional right to a defense.

Setra Law Firm P.C. is here to help you mount a strong defense against your charges. Our team has extensive experience with these assault cases, and we can help you explore all of your options.

For a consultation with an assault crime defense lawyer in El Paso, call (915) 221-9115 right away.

What Is the Definition of Assault in Texas?

Assault, defined in Texas Penal Code § 22.01, is a type of violent crime. It is generally charged as a misdemeanor, but aggravating factors can elevate the charge to a felony offense.

Under Texas law, an assault occurs when a person:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person
  • Intentionally or knowingly threatens another person with imminent bodily injury
  • Intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another person when they should reasonably believe that the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative

Looking at that last standard, you can see how broadly the authorities can classify assault. For instance, simply throwing a drink in another person’s face could result in charges.

Remember, in any criminal charge, the prosecution must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Our team is here to scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence. By revealing your side of the story, we may be able to create some doubt in your accuser’s narrative and help you maintain your freedom.

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    Other Penalties for Assault

    Depending on the circumstances, the state can also penalize assault in the following ways:

    • Class C misdemeanor: A fine of up to $500
    • Class B misdemeanor: Up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000
    • Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

    Moreover, an assault conviction can have a lasting impact on your personal and professional life. It puts a permanent stain on your criminal record. Anyone who performs a background check on you can easily access this information, including potential employers, landlords, and lenders.

    A criminal record makes it difficult to secure employment, housing, and loans. It can also impact your right to obtain or maintain an occupational license. Our team is here to help you keep your record clean.

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    Why Choose Setra Law Firm?

    Our Fearless Approach Sets Us Apart
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      When you choose Setra Law Firm, you'll have a highly skilled and experienced team on your side - and we fight to win.

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      We give your case the care it deserves, taking the time to craft your legal strategy to fit your specific needs.

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      We have a long history of winning for our clients, both in the courtroom and at the settlement table.

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