Assault can be charged as a class C misdemeanor, a class A misdemeanor, or a felony depending upon several factors, including the nature of the assault and the relationship between you and the alleged victim.
Regardless of whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, a conviction for assault can have a life altering impact upon you. Do not treat this charge against you as minor or insignificant. You need a rigorous defense to protect and preserve your rights.
Mr. Hersom has successfully tried many cases to a jury where the individuals were charged with assault and has also had many cases dismissed without the need for a trial. Let the Hersom Law firm evaluate your case and assist you in protecting your freedom and rights.
The crime is usually charged as a class A misdemeanor. However, in some cases you may be charged with a felony in the third degree if the alleged victim is:
Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 22.01(b)(6) provides that offense is a felony of the third degree if it is committed against a pregnant individual to force the individual to have an abortion.
Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 22.01(b-2) was added effective September 1, 2017, and provides that Notwithstanding Subsection (b)(1), an offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a felony of the second degree if the offense is committed against a person the actor knows is a peace officer or judge while the officer or judge is lawfully discharging an official duty or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a peace officer or judge.