Assault & Battery
Kerrville Assault Lawyers
The Latest in Five Generations of Attorneys Fighting for Justice
Being accused of assault and battery can drastically affect your life. Whether convicted as a felony or a misdemeanor, you can be locked out from important employment opportunities, housing, educational opportunities, and more. Many accused find themselves facing incarceration and large fines. When your rights and freedoms are on the line, our defense strategies can protect your rights and ensure your side of the story is heard.
When you have been charged with assault and battery in Texas, The Law Office of Patrick O’Fiel, P.C. offers top-tier legal advice and guidance for clients when they need it most. Call (830) 331-5977.
What Is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?
In Texas, assault and battery are charged together. The law defines each crime as:
- Assault: Threats of bodily harm and injury that reasonably causes a fear of harm in another person
- Battery: Actual, physical impact and harm inflicted on another person
In many cases, there is an established threat and intent to cause harm before an actual assault is committed. Depending on the degree of bodily harm, whether or not any weapons were used, and the relationship between the accused and the alleged victim, penalties for assault and battery can vary. The lightest sentencing, which encompasses only threats or touching, can carry a fine only. The harshest penalties are for aggravated assault and carry a fine up to $10,000 and up to 20 years in prison.
Retain a Kerrville Assault & Battery Lawyer
When you have been charged with assault, put our criminal defense lawyers to work on your case. With over 20 yearsof experience, our law firm has helped numerous clients. We offer initial consultations to speak with our lawyer about your rights and options.
Call (830) 331-5977. We are here to stand up for you.