In San Marcos, assault charges are committed when a person either tries to or, does in fact, physically strike another person. Assault charges may also arise when someone acts in a threatening way that puts someone else in fear of immediate harm.
What are considered assault charges in San Marcos?
Most states suggest that a more serious or “aggravated” assault happens when somebody either tries to or does cause severe injury to another, or does in fact cause injury through use of a deadly weapon.
Assaults and batteries are taken very seriously in Texas and San Marcos.
Laws Associated with Assault Charges in San Marcos and Texas
Assault charges are often associated with some sort of fight. But it’s helpful to know that an assault is an attempt or threat to injure another person, while a battery is engaging with a person in harmful or offensive manner.
Chapter 22 of the Texas Penal Code covers all offenses that are related to assault charges. Included are explanations for each type of offense and the penalties involved.
If you are charged with assault, you should certainly seek a knowledgeable lawyer to defend you. At the Law Office of Case J. Darwin Inc. we strive to help you achieve the best possible outcome regardless of the circumstances. Keep in mind that even simple misdemeanor assault charges on your record can have devastating effects later on. This is particularly true if you are trying to get a job or obtain any type of loan.
Our San Marcos criminal law firm has has handled all levels of assault charges and has been successful in resolving our client cases. If you have been charged with any sort of assault crime, please know that we are here for you.