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Assault Defense Attorneys in Georgetown

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If you have been charged with assault, you need the help of an experienced attorney. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our Georgetown assault defense lawyers are ready to take on your case. We are ready to help you fight back against your charges, and we are ready to help you seek the best possible outcome for your situation.

Arrested for assault? Call (512) 359-3743 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today. We're available 24/7 to help!

Understanding Assault Charges under Texas Law

Assault charges encompass a wide range of behaviors, from verbal threats to physical harm. Under Texas law, a person commits an assault if they intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to another, threaten another with bodily injury, or cause physical contact with another that the person knows or should reasonably believe will be regarded as offensive or provocative.

Assault charges in Georgetown, Texas vary based on the specifics of the situation, but can generally be categorized as follows:

  • Simple Assault: This is the most basic form of assault in which a person intentionally or recklessly causes physical harm to another individual, or intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily harm.
  • Aggravated Assault: An assault charge can be elevated to aggravated assault if it involved the use of a deadly weapon or resulted in serious bodily injury. The severity of the charge also increases if the victim is a public servant, such as a police officer, or a family member.
  • Sexual Assault: This includes any assault that involves a sexual act carried out without the victim's consent.

What Can Make an Assault Charge More Serious?

Certain factors can elevate an assault charge, leading to more serious penalties if convicted. These include:

  • Use of a Weapon: If a weapon is used during the assault, the charge can be upgraded to aggravated assault, a second-degree felony in Texas.
  • Victim's Status: If the victim of an assault is a family member, dating partner, or public servant, the consequences of the charge become more severe.

Potential Defenses to Assault Charges

Our team at Smith & Vinson Law Firm employs a range of strategies when building a defense against assault charges in Georgetown, TX.

These strategies can include arguing:

  • Self-defense: If you were protecting yourself from harm, this defense may be applicable.
  • Defense of others: If you were protecting someone else from harm, this may also serve as a valid defense.
  • Lack of intent: In many assault cases, it must be proven that you intended to harm the victim. If it can be shown that there was no such intent, this may weaken the prosecution's case.
  • Insufficient evidence: If the evidence against you is weak or has been improperly obtained, it may be possible to challenge its validity.

Ask a Georgetown Assault Defense Lawyer

Being charged with assault can have serious, lasting impacts on your life. Don't face these charges alone. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we passionately defend our clients' rights and fight for their best interests.

Contact us today to discuss your case. Your consultation is free and confidential!

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