There are a range of assault charges in Texas, all of which can have a long-term, negative impact on your life. The most common charges are harassment, stalking, assault, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct and terroristic threat. It is essential that you get the right legal representation, find out where you stand with the law, and understand your rights. You need a lawyer who will vigorously tackle what appears to even be a cut-and-dried case.
In the heat of a domestic dispute, with emotions running high, it is common for one party to call the police. What this person may not realize is that in almost every case, the police will arrest someone, and not necessarily the guilty party. In such a tense situation, police tend to see their job as making an arrest and carting someone off to jail in order to stop the dispute. They don’t always take the time to carefully probe and interview the people involved. They can easily jump to the wrong conclusion and arrest a person in error. At times this is even the one who called the police in the first place. If this happens to you, you are in the middle of an assault-family violence course of events that is difficult to navigate and correct. You need a lawyer with experience and tenacity on your side.How the Case Proceeds
If the assault charges relate to family violence and it happened in Montgomery County, the case will be heard in downtown Conroe. For other assault charges, it depends on the level of the offense and the county.
If the event happened in Montgomery County, you will go to court quickly. The District Attorney and judges are fast tracking these cases in an effort to keep offenders off the street. That means you can be considered a dangerous person, even if the police conducted a sloppy investigation. You may have just one setting before your trial date. It is vital that you act quickly to protect your rights. However, choosing an attorney to provide you with the best representation is a decision that must be made carefully. Ron Voyles has extensive experience defending clients against all ranges of assault charges, and will fight aggressively for you.Aggravated Assault
Aggravated assault in Texas is defined in Sec. 22.01, and involves serious bodily injury. This applies to anyone committing such an assault, even a spouse, or uses or even just shows a deadly weapon during the assault.Family/Domestic Violence
Domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault and continuous violence against the family are the three types of domestic violence crimes recognized by Texas courts. An act of violence is considered domestic violence when one family member commits it against another.Assault
There are two types of assault charges identified under Texas law: intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another; intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury.