In Texas, there are three ways a person can commit the crime of assault. The first way is if the accused intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person. The second way is if the accused intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury. The third and final is if the accused intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when he knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
When you are arrested for an offense involving family violence it is handled completely differently than any other assault. Because these cases involve family or household members there are special prosecutors and courts set up to prosecute these cases. Many individuals wrongly believe that the complainant/victim can get the case dropped. The reason there are special prosecutors and courts for these cases is for exactly that reason, the state will "protect" even those who do not want the case to proceed by proceeding with the case! Any plea bargain to a family violence case will remain on your record forever. This also means deferred adjudications as well as convictions. It can and will be used to enhance any subsequent arrest into a felony and it will affect your right to own or possess a firearm. They can never be sealed by a nondisclosure or expunged. At our law office we know the best way to protect your rights in these cases. In our office we have represented individuals from all walks of life in these cases. You are not alone, sometimes the system gets it wrong and your life does not need to be ruined because of an arrest of this type. Call us today.
In Texas, Aggravated Assault is when a person commits assault and he either causes serious bodily injury to another, or the accused uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault.
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