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Claims of self-defense, lack of witnesses and other issues can make a case of assault into a more complicated legal matter. In certain circumstances the prosecutor may agree to not file charges, reduce assault charges to a lesser offense or drop the charges altogether. If you or someone you know is facing assault charges, your successful defense can hinge on finding a criminal attorney who is skilled in handling these types of crimes.

Trust Our Criminal Law Specialists to Provide Aggressive Defense Against Assault Charges
At Bailey & Galyen, we have successfully defended thousands of clients throughout Texas. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are certified as Criminal Law Specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization*. We know how to aggressively defend against a variety of criminal law charges including assault. The sooner we get involved in your case, the sooner we can begin to work on your defense and the better your chances for a favorable outcome.
If you have been charged with assault or battery in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, or anywhere in Texas, call us now at 844-402-3900, or contact our simple and aggravated assault defense lawyers today. We will thoroughly review your case with the attention you deserve, helping you to find the best possible resolution.
Differences Between Assault and Battery
Assault and battery are not the same thing. Assault refers to an intent or threat to inflict physical harm on someone. Battery is the actual physical act of harming them. When referring to assault and battery, most states address the two crimes together as some form of bodily harm or offensive contact. Our criminal defense lawyers aggressively defend clients against all types of assault or battery charges.
If convicted of assault of battery, punishment is typically based on factors such as the extent of harm, if a weapon was used, or if the victim was a police officer. Whether the assault was related to a hate crime and whether the victim was even able to defend himself can affect the severity of the criminal charges and the possible sentence. Convictions can result in fines, jail and payment of damages to the victim or victims.
Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault
Simple assault and battery occurs when the threat or injuries suffered are perceived to be minor. However, assaults where the injuries sustained by the victim are serious or severe, or when a deadly weapon is involved, are considered aggravated assault. Assaults can take many forms, including:
  • Fights at bars, clubs and public places
  • Domestic violence
  • Public disorderly conduct
  • Road rage
  • Self-defense in an assault or home invasion
If you are arrested for assault and battery, you can face both criminal and civil charges. If convicted of criminal assault, you are at greater risk of being found liable for damages in a civil lawsuit.
Contact our Dallas / Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys today
Contact a criminal defense lawyer at Bailey & Galyen immediately for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 844-402-3900 today.

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* Texas criminal defense attorneys John Robinson and Martin Miller are Board Certified as Specialists in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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