If you’re facing an aggravated assault charge in Texas, you may wonder what the difference is between simple assault and aggravated assault. In this post, we’ll explain the difference and tell you what you can do to fight your charges.
Texas Assault Charges
In Texas, you can be charged with simple assault for the following reasons:
- You intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person.
- You intentionally or knowingly threatened another person with imminent bodily injury.
- You intentionally or knowingly caused physical contact with another person when you had knowledge or should have had reasonable knowledge that the other person would find the physical contact offensive or provocative.
Simple assault is usually a class C misdemeanor [...]