Dallas Assault Lawyer

Defending Against Assault Charges in Dallas, TX

Assault and Violence is taken very seriously in Dallas County. Former Dallas prosecuting attorney, RJ Harber has dealt with assault and violence cases from both sides, and thoroughly understands the process.  Having Dallas defense attorney RJ Harber defending you will guarantee that you are in the best of hands. As a Dallas-native RJ is not only familiar with the courthouses of Dallas/Tarrant County, but has a strong feel for Dallas culture as well.

Get in touch with the Law Offices of RJ Harber for a free case consultation to learn more about how we can help.

Assault and Violence Laws in TX

The Penal Code, Title 5, Chapter 22, Assaultive offenses, Sec. 22.01. describes assault as (a)  A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)  intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;

(2)  intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse;  or

(3)  intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

(b)  An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree

Aggravated Assault

The Penal Code, Title 5, Chapter 22, Assaultive offenses, Sec. 22.02. Describes aggravated assault as:

Sec. 22.02.  AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.  (a)  A person commits an offense if the person commits assault as defined in Sec. 22.01 and the person:

(1)  causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;  or (2)  uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault.

Penalties for domestic violence crimes

Conviction

Fine

Jail

Class A Misdemeanor

$4,000

Up to 1 Year

3rd Degree Felony

$10,000

2 - 10 Years

2nd Degree Felony

$10,000

2 - 10 Years

1st Degree Felony

$10,000

5 - 99 Years

After assessing the assault laws in Dallas, TX, you can determine what is the best move forward. If you have questions or concerns regarding your case feel free to call our law office for a free consultation. Even if you end up not needing an attorney to defend you in your case, it could never hurt to have a professional opinion of the matter.

If you determined that you do need a Dallas assault lawyer that’s gonna fight for your freedom. Call RJ Harber today!

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