Can I be charged with Assault if there was no physical contact?

As a former law enforcement agent and detective and a longtime consulting business owner, Mr. Wilson’s knowledge in criminal law, family law and commercial law areas stands out as both practical and extensive.

assaultAn arrest can be quite a frightening and disorienting experience. This is especially the case if you believe you have done nothing wrong. If you have been arrested and charged with assault, but you did not physically touch the other person, you may think the authorities have nothing and on you and that you will soon be set free. You are wrong. The law defines assault as a physical attack or the threat of such an attack on another person. If a person feels that they are in imminent danger of bodily harm, you can be charged with assault.

Indeed, there are many kinds of assault you can be charged with. The law categorizes them by severity. If you merely threatened to attack someone, you can be charged with simple assault. If you actually attacked someone with your fists, elbows, feet, or other body parts, you can be charged with assault and battery. If you attacked someone with a knife or other weapon or attacked someone with the intent of causing serious bodily harm, you can be charged with aggravated assault.

Even if you have been charged only with assault, you may be fined up to $500 and sent to the county jail for up to six months if convicted.

If you find yourself in this situation, you should retain the services of a Dallas criminal defense attorney. You still have the right to fight the charges and clear your name. In the case of an assault in which you did not physically harm anyone, a Dallas criminal attorney can examine the facts of the case and make the argument that it was all just a misunderstanding.

If you have been arrested for assault, your very first call should be to a criminal defense attorney in Texas. The Wilson Law Practice can send an experienced lawyer to bail you out and help you resolve the matter quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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