Colleyville Juvenile Assault and Battery Defense Attorneys
Assault and battery under Texas law can mean many different things and carry a range of penalties. Charges of assault or battery may come as a result of a serious physical attack, or they may be the result of a threat of attack with no actual physical contact. The severity of charges depends on factors such as whether force was actually used and how much, who was attacked, and whether a weapon was present. No matter what the circumstances, assault and battery charges can have long-term effects on juvenile’s life if they are convicted.
If your son or daughter has been accused of assault or battery, you need a skilled and experienced attorney on your side. The Colleyville juvenile defense attorneys of Alexander & Associates understand the seriousness of assault and battery charges and are prepared to help you seek a favorable resolution law. To speak with an attorney about your case today, contact us at 817-756-4040.
Types of Assault Charges
Some assault charges are more serious than others, and when it comes to classification and penalties, everything depends on the circumstances of the situation. Types of assault charges include:
- Class C Misdemeanor – Includes a threat of physical harm or touching in a threatening way without causing injury to another person
- Class B Misdemeanor – Includes a threat of physical harm or touching in a threatening way without causing injury if the person is a sports official, referee, or umpire
- Class A Misdemeanor – Includes a threat of physical harm or touching in a threatening way without causing injury if the threat is against an elderly person. It can also mean an assault that causes minor injuries to another person.
- 3rd Degree Felony – Results in minor injuries or threat of injury if directed at a public servant, government official, security guard, EMS worker, or someone you have a domestic relationship with.
- 2nd Degree Felony – Aggravated assault (an assault that causes serious injury or an assault that involves a weapon). These charges may be enhanced to a first degree felony if they are against certain individuals like those listed above.
The Colleyville juvenile attorneys of Alexander & Associates are committed to helping clients to protect their legal rights in the face of assault and battery charges. Contact us by calling 817-756-4040 today to begin working to craft a defense strategy.