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Category: Assault

Jan 18
2018

What to Expect after Getting a Texas Assault Charge

Assault | Criminal Defense

If you are arrested on assault charges in Texas, it is important to understand the legal process that you will have to go through. This way, you’ll be more prepared at each step of the journey and give yourself a better chance of achieving a positive outcome.

Below, you’ll find a step-by-step walkthrough of the legal process following your arrest for assault.

Appearing before a judge

Within 48 hours of the arrest, you will appear before a magistrate, or judge, who will read you the charges and inform you of certain rights, such as your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney.

It is impossible to stress enough the importance of retaining experienced legal counsel as [...]

Oct 13
2017

Why Battery Is Actually Charged as Assault in Texas

Assault | Battery

Assault and battery charges are a very serious matter in Texas. Although lesser degrees of assault still carry consequences such as fines and a criminal record of violent crime that can compromise housing, employment, loans, child custody, and more, that is far preferable to suffering the penalties that come with the crime of battery.

It is therefore important to understand how assault and battery are charged in Texas so that you know what you’re up against and can make the best possible decisions to protect your freedom.

The thing to know about assault and battery in Texas is that they distinct crimes with distinct charges… but there is no charge for battery. Rather, battery in our state is technically charged [...]

Apr 25
2016

Three Things You Need to Do Right After Being Arrested for Aggravated Assault in Texas

Aggravated Assault | Assault

If you’ve been arrested or/and charged with aggravated assault in Texas, it is extremely important that you take very specific actions to protect yourself. Here are three things that you need to do after being arrested for aggravated assault in Texas:

1. Know Your Right to Remain Silent

Perhaps the most important thing that you need to know both at the time of your arrest and during any criminal proceedings is your fifth amendment right to not answer for a crime (unless indicted by a grand jury to do so). As such, when you’re arrested, the most information that you should provide police officers is your name; wait until speaking with an attorney to say anything else, and never make

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