Lubbock Assault Defense Attorney
Aggressive Representation for All Types of Assault Charges
Assault 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, 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 assault charges. 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.
Understanding Assault Crimes
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, or 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.
Below are some of the types of assault charges we handle:
- 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.
Punishments for Assault in Texas
A person convicted of assault can face serious punishments including steep fines and time in prison.
For simple assault, the penalties include:
- 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.
Get in Touch with a Lubbock Assault Defense Lawyer Now
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.
We can get started with your case as soon as you schedule a free consultation at (806) 424-0900.