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 [...]