Defending Against Assault Charges in Austin
The consequences associated with a conviction for assault can be devastating and life-long. With that in mind, it is critical that you retain legal representation as soon as possible after you have been arrested on suspicion of committing this offense. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to help you protect you rights throughout the legal process.
Legal Definition of Assault
As indicated in Section 22.01 of the Texas Penal Code, an act will be considered to be assault should an individual recklessly, intentionally, or otherwise knowingly:
- Cause bodily injury to another person
- Threaten another person with bodily injury
- Cause any form of physical contact that that would be reasonably considered offensive of provocative
While the extent of penalties that may be applicable to these offense are likely to be directly related to both the severity of the alleged act and the manner in which it was performed, you should treat any allegation of assault seriously and retain legal representation as early on in the legal process as possible.
Consult with an Austin Assault Defense Attorney
At Ian Inglis Attorney at Law, our Austin assault attorneys will work with you to build a compelling and comprehensive case that challenges each and every aspect of the charges that have been brought against you in an effort to reduce or eliminate those charges before you ever step foot inside of a court room. To discuss the particulars of your circumstances with one of our criminal defense attorneys, please call our Austin offices at (512) 472-1950 today.