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Assault & Battery

Brown County Assault & Battery Defense Attorney

Aggressive Assault Lawyers Serving Brownwood, TX

Assault and battery are two of the most common criminal charges in Texas. While they are often charged together, they are two separate offenses. Assault is the act of threatening or causing physical harm to another person, while battery is the act of causing physical harm to another person. Both offenses are taken very seriously by the state, and a conviction can result in severe penalties.

At Woodley & Dudley, our Brown County assault and battery defense attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience. We have successfully defended thousands of clients against all types of criminal charges, including assault and battery. We know how to build a strong defense strategy that can help you fight the charges you face.

If you have been charged with assault or battery, call (325) 246-3250 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team.

What Is Assault?

Assault is defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, threatening another person with imminent bodily injury, or making physical contact with another person in a way that the person knows or should reasonably believe is offensive or provocative. In Texas, assault is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

Aggravated assault is a more serious offense. It is defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another person, using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during the commission of an assault, or assaulting certain types of individuals, such as:

  • A public servant, such as a police officer or firefighter, while they are performing their duties
  • A security officer while they are performing their duties
  • A witness, informant, or someone who is involved in a criminal investigation
  • A family member, household member, or current or former dating partner

Aggravated assault is a second-degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If the victim is a public servant, the offense is a first-degree felony, punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

What Is Battery?

Battery is defined as intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another person when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative. In Texas, battery is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.

Aggravated battery is a more serious offense. It is defined as intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury to another person, using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during the commission of a battery, or assaulting certain types of individuals, such as:

  • A public servant, such as a police officer or firefighter, while they are performing their duties
  • A security officer while they are performing their duties
  • A witness, informant, or someone who is involved in a criminal investigation
  • A family member, household member, or current or former dating partner

Aggravated battery is a second-degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If the victim is a public servant, the offense is a first-degree felony, punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

How Can a Defense Attorney Help?

If you have been charged with assault or battery, you need an experienced defense attorney on your side. At Woodley & Dudley, we can help you understand the charges you face and the potential penalties you are up against. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and the evidence against you to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We can also help you build a strong defense strategy and represent you in all court proceedings.

Get the Legal Help You Need Today

At Woodley & Dudley, we are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with the personalized legal solutions they need. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

If you have been charged with assault or battery, call (325) 246-3250 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team.

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