Protecting & Defending the Rights of the Accused
Bryan, TX Assault Defense Attorney
Is Assault a Felony in Texas?
Assault charges can range from a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500, which is the least serious, all the way up to a first-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine. For example, threatening or harming public servants, emergency medical personnel, family services personnel, and household members is a third-degree felony assault. This charge is elevated to a second-degree felony in domestic assault cases involving previous convictions. Assault is also elevated to “aggravated” assault when a serious injury results or when a dangerous weapon is used.
Basically, you can commit assault in three ways:
- You intentionally or knowingly threaten another with physical harm
- You intentionally or knowingly cause some kind of physical contact with another that is offensive or meant to provoke
- You intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to another
You can be charged with assault even if you never actually make physical contact or hurt the other person. Merely threatening someone with your fists or any kind of weapon constitutes a form of basic assault.
If you have been charged with any type of assault in Brazos County, your first action should be to consult with an experienced attorney. You will want to ensure that your case is properly investigated, that your voice is heard, and that you have a strong defense. At The Law Office of Jay Granberry, you can work with a seasoned former prosecutor who has built a reputation as a strong defender of the accused. As a Bryan assault defense attorney, Jay Granberry has 25 years of legal experience to bring to your case, including extensive trial experience.
Many potential defenses exist in any assault case. The Law Office of Jay Granberry has the experience you need to help you defend your rights. We advise that you contact us as soon as possible after you’ve been charged—or as soon as you suspect you will be charged—so we can get to work on building the best possible defense for you.
Call us at 979-353-6632 or contact us online to get started today.