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Defending Against Assault Charges in the Fort Worth Area

“Assault” is a criminal charge in Texas that can arise from a wide number of situations. In many cases, defendants fail to take the charge of simple assault seriously, and they end up with unnecessarily harsh penalties that can be long-lasting. In reality, “simple” assault cases are anything but simple, and you should always have the representation of a skilled Forth Worth criminal defense attorney. Call the Law Office of Kyle Whitaker right away if you have been arrested or charged with assault.

What Constitutes Simple Assault?

Under Texas law, simple assault involves any of the following:

When a simple assault case involves a bodily injury, it is generally a minor injury, as more serious harm will often lead to aggravated assault charges. “Provocative or offensive” physical contact can involve a wide range of actions, including poking someone in the chest to anger them or standing close enough to lean against someone in a sexually suggestive way. Threats can lead to assault as long as the person’s fear is reasonable, and they are more than merely verbal threats. The alleged victim must reasonably fear immediate physical harm and believe you have the ability to cause such harm.

Simple Assault Charges and Penalties

There are many different degrees of assault charges, depending on the specific allegations of a case. Some charges are as follows:

The penalties in your case will depend on the degree of charge you face, but can include:

Additionally, a conviction will go on your permanent record, and assault convictions can prevent you from working at certain jobs or could affect child custody, along with other long-term consequences.

If you are in need an attorney that you can trust to fight for you, then go see Kyle. He knows the ropes and understands the system, and has earned his reputation as an aggressive attorney who will unapologetically get the job done right the first time!

Discuss Your Charges with an Experienced Fort Worth Assault Defense Attorney

It is important to have an aggressive and effective defense strategy if you are facing assault charges. The Law Office of Kyle Whitaker works with clients accused of simple assault, so please do not wait to call 817-332-7703 or contact us online today.