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Experienced Defense Against Assault Charges in Texas

Arrested for assaultAssault charges are serious crimes with severe punishments that can significantly alter your life. If you have been accused or arrested for any type of assault charge in Lubbock or surrounding counties, it is crucial that you have an experienced attorney on your side. Contact the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza to receive the skilled and aggressive representation that you need. Since 2006, we have been providing effective defense strategies to clients facing various types of assault charges in Texas.

We are here to help you understand your rights and the legal process you are facing. Put forward any questions or concerns, we are committed to educating you to minimize your stress and confusion. As your representation, you can trust that our Lubbock criminal defense lawyer will vigorously fight for you to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

We provide free consultations to all our clients. Schedule yours when you contact our firm at (806) 424-0900.

What is Assault?

Under Texas law, assault is committed when a person inflicts bodily injury to another person, attempts or threatens to physically harm another person, as well as physical contact that the other person finds offensive.

This means that assault is not just about inflicting physical harm such as:

  • Striking
  • Kicking
  • Choking

Assault can also be charged when you tell a person that you are going to hurt them or when even a slight physical contact has been deemed offensive or dangerous by the other person. Assault charges can have different levels or types depending on the persons involved in the dispute, the severity of the injuries, as well as the intention of the act.

Common Types of Assault Charges in Texas

There are several different types of assault charges in Texas, including simple assault, domestic assault, aggravated assault, and sexual assault.

If you've been arrested for assault, contact our Lubbock assault attorney for a confidential consultation today.

Types of Assault Charges:

  • Simple assault- When the alleged victim only sustained minor injuries and there are no weapons involved.
  • Domestic assault- Most commonly known as domestic violence. It occurs when the alleged victim of the assault is a family member such as a spouse or former spouse, child, or parent. It is also applicable to people in domestic partnerships as well as other intimate relationships.
  • Aggravated assault- When an individual commits serious bodily injury to another person or when weapons and other objects that can cause serious harm were used or exhibited.
  • Sexual assault- This involves the use of force, resulting in rape, molestation, or other similar sexual offense.

Under Texas Penal Code § 22.01, individuals charged with assault can face serious punishments including steep fines and imprisonment. You can be charged from as little as a Class C misdemeanor for threatening bodily harm up to a First-degree felony for aggravated assault.

Penalties for Assault Offenses in Texas

  • Class A misdemeanor- Up to a year in jail or a fine up to $4000, or both
  • Class B misdemeanor- Up to 180 days in jail or a fine up to $2000 or both
  • Class C misdemeanor- Fine of up to $500

The punishments for assault can also be enhanced depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. Domestic violence, especially when committed against a child or the elderly, usually have increased punishments. Additionally, if the assault is committed against a public servant, government official, security guard, or emergency services worker, the assault is considered a felony charge with a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Contact Our Lubbock Assault Defense Lawyer Today

Protect your rights and best interests by putting the experience of our skilled attorney to work for you. The Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza has the investigative resources and trial skills to ensure the most favorable outcome possible.

  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2016
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Committed to Protecting Your Rights

View Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Threat
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Assault with Bodily Injury and Deadly Weapon
  • Charges Reduced Aggravated Sex Assault of a Child
  • Charge Dismissed Burglary of a Habitation
  • Case Dismissed Robbery
  • Case Dismissed Sex Crime
  • Not Guilty Verdict Sex Crime
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault Sexual Assault of an Adult