Assault Lawyer in Dallas, TX
Retain the Aggressive Representation You Need
Assault is one of the most commonly misunderstood criminal allegations.
While many may believe that they cannot be prosecuted when no physical
contact or injury occurs, the fact remains that
assault only requires the attempt or threat of physical violence in order
to be prosecuted. Penalties for assault can also be incredibly severe. If you, your loved
one, or someone you care about has recently been arrested and/or charged
with any assault offense in the Dallas area, you need to equip yourself
with legal representation that has the experience, resources, and willingness
to fight relentlessly on your behalf.
Mathur Law Offices, P.C., our legal team is prepared to handle all assault charges, including those
involving domestic violence. Assault charges may include any of the following.
Assault is a Class A misdemeanor offense that occurs when one person intentionally
threatens violence, causes offensive physical contact, or causes bodily
injury to another. Punishment includes up to $4,000 in fines, up to one
year in jail, or both. When assault is committed against a public servant,
a family member, a government contractor, an emergency service personnel,
security officer, or other certain individuals, elevated charges and penalties
As defined by § 22.02 of the Texas Penal Code,
aggravated assault occurs when an assault causes serious bodily injury or when a deadly weapon
is used. Although aggravated assault is commonly prosecuted as a second-degree
felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years imprisonment, enhanced charges and
sentencing may arise when certain aggravating circumstances are involved.
Aggravating circumstances may include aggravated assault committed against
a public servant, committed from a motor vehicle, or the discharge of
a firearm, among others.
Assault charges may also refer to crimes that involve nonconsensual sexual
conduct. Intentional sexual contact without another person's consent
or against a child under the age of 17 can result in felony sexual assault
charges. Prior criminal convictions and various aggravating circumstances
can also enhance penalties. Anyone facing
sexual assault charges should be aware that prosecutors are eager to convict offenders and that
prosecute accused offenders zealously.
Aggravated Sexual Assault
When a person causes serious bodily injury or exhibits or uses a deadly
weapon during the commission of a sexual assault, they can be prosecuted
for aggravated sexual assault. As a second-degree felony, this charge
is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison, and possibly up to $10,000 in
fines. Should aggravating circumstances be involved, charges may be elevated
to a first-degree felony, which is punishable by 5 to 99 years imprisonment,
or a life sentence.
Personal Attention & Specific Legal Solutions
At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we treat each client and their case on a unique
basis, and we never apply generalized, one-size-fits-all remedies when
fighting for your future. Not only does this allow our Dallas criminal
defense attorneys to support you through these difficult experiences,
but it also allows our team to build the strongest, most effective defense
possible. If you or your loved one is facing assault charges, you cannot
leave anything to chance.
discuss your case with a member of our legal team, call (888) 867-5191 for a case evaluation.