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Archives for: January, 2020

Jan 27
2020

Deadly Conduct: The “Other” Assault Charge in Texas

Assault

We’ve all lost our temper at some point or another, and as you’ve most likely experienced yourself, often everything ends up resolved in a relatively civil manner.

Some situations, however, only end when assault charges are filed. First hand or not, you probably know that, too. What you may not know is there’s more to assault charges than what you see in a hand-to-hand barroom brawl.

When you’re the kind of Texan who exercises your right to bear arms regularly… there’s an increased chance of being charged with “deadly conduct” should an altercation arise.

Deadly Conduct Charges in Texas

The Texas Penal Code (Sec. 22.05) defines deadly conduct as a crime committed when one person “recklessly engages in [...]

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