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Defending Against Simple Assault Charges

Though simple assault charges are less severe than other assault charges, the consequences of a conviction may continue to affect you for the rest of your life. Bearing that in mind, you will need to do everything you can right now to protect your interests while the opportunity to do so still exists.

If you have been charged with simple assault in Austin, our legal team can help you develop a legal strategy that is intended to help you defend your rights and challenge every aspect of your arrest.

Simple Assault Charges in Austin

Under most circumstances, simple assault charges in Texas will be pursued as a Class A, B, or C Misdemeanor. However, these charges may be further elevated to a third degree felony under the following set of circumstances:

  • The suspected offender is aware that the victim is a government employee or contractor’s employee at a correctional, treatment, or rehabilitation facility; or
  • An officer, emergency responder, or volunteer (for instance, EMT or firefighter); and
  • The victim was conducting his or her official duties at the time of the alleged assault, or the alleged assault was in retaliation for such services.

Whatever the particulars of your charges, our Austin legal team can be there to help you through this difficult time.

Consult with a Simple Assault Defense Attorney in Austin

If you have been arrested on allegations that you committed simple assault, you should speak with Ian Inglis Attorney at Law about the particulars of the case that has been brought against you. To discuss the circumstances of your arrest and charges with an attorney in Austin, please take a moment to call (512) 472-1950 today.

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