In the State of Texas, you can be charged with assault if you 1) tried or threatened to hurt someone else whether or not you actually did hurt them; or 2) made unwanted physical contact with someone whether or not that contact caused them pain of any kind.
A Heated Argument Can Lead to a Permanent Record
Getting into a heated argument with your spouse, your co-worker, or anyone else can lead to your arrest on assault charges. You don’t have to have physically injured anyone to be arrested. Just threatening to hurt someone is enough. Just touching them is enough.
Assault Charges Can Make It Difficult to Find a Job
Few employers want to take the risk of hiring someone who has been charged with assault. They are understandably afraid of being sued for negligence if they put their other employees in harms’ way by hiring someone who has been known to threaten or harm others in the past.
It Is Important to Fight Back the Right Way
If you have been accused of assault, you need to fight back the right way. You need to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible to begin working on your case. You need their help to be sure your rights are protected during and after the investigation. You need to make sure that every possible witness who might testify on your behalf is located and that every shred of evidence that might prove your innocence is found.
Don’t Assume Things Will Work Out
If you sit back and allow the district attorney’s office to complete their investigation and you just assume that everything will work out, you could wind up facing a third degree felony charge with a minimum of 2 years up to 10 years possible. You need help and you need it now.
The Difference between Doing Time and Paying a Fine
Hiring the right attorney can be the difference between being sentenced to time in a state prison and paying a fine. If you’re worried about how much money an attorney will cost, can you afford the price of spending two years in prison? Can you afford the damage to your reputation? Can you afford a lifetime of struggle with finding and keeping jobs? Can your family or your loved ones afford to be without you?
You won’t know what kind of help you can get until you call and ask. Once you do call, I can begin helping you create a plan for your defense. Together, we can work to secure the best possible outcome for your situation. But the longer you take to act, the harder it will be to get the help you need. Take action now and call today!