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Defining Assault & Battery in Texas

Assault and battery are two separate offenses that many times are confused with each other. In fact, each offense can carry with it its own definition and range of punishments. Alternatively, both can be charged collectively with each other and bring with it an array of ...

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      In physical altercations, there is a fine line between self-defense and assault. How do you know when you or someone else has gone too far? In some ...

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      Do you have a family member or friend currently in the Travis County jail? In Austin, a criminal defense lawyer can talk to the judge about possibly ...

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