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Representing Greater Metropolitan Houston Area Defendants in Assault Cases - An Attorney Who Will Fight For Your Rights

Assault is one of the more serious charges, since it involves violence. The state will vigorously prosecute these types of cases, especially when weapons are used. People accused of assault can face misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances.

Police can charge someone with assault who:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to someone else, including your spouse.
  • Intentionally or knowingly threatens someone else, including your spouse, with imminent bodily injury.
  • Intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

The last item refers to a threat to hurt another person. In other words, you can be charged with assault if you tell someone you are going to hurt him - and he or she has a reasonable fear that you are able and about to follow through.

This gives police a great deal of leeway in arresting people. It's important that you have a strong advocate if you are charged with assault. Call Smith & Hassler today to protect your rights.

Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer with Our Firm

At Smith & Hassler, serving the greater metropolitan Houston area, our aggressive criminal defense lawyers can help if you or a loved one is accused of assault.

Remember, your initial consultation is free.