Killeen Assault and Battery Defense Lawyers
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Assault and battery rank among the most common charges annually reported and filed against Killeen defendants in Bell County courts. If you have been accused of assault or battery, one of our criminal defense attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm is prepared to provide you with the defense you need. Penalties for the crime can range from minor to severe, depending on the seriousness of the charge.
If you have been arrested in the Killeen or surrounding areas for such charges, your future depends on help from an attorney familiar with Bell County courts, who knows how to handle criminal offenses. A Killeen Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer from our firm can help you fight for your rights.
Assault vs. Battery: What’s the difference?
Texas law defines assault as intentionally, knowingly or recklessly:
- Causing bodily injury to another person, including the person’s spouse;
- Threatening someone with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
- Causing physical contact with another person when the person knows or should reasonable belief that the other will regard the contact as offensive or proactive.
Battery, on the other hand, is a charge of actual, harmful physical touching. There is no particular severity of harm required to qualify as battery, though many states and localities have an “aggravated battery” statute to cover particularly severe cases.
Penalties for Assault
While a first-time simple assault charge might not result in a prison sentence, most convictions will include jail time.
Your specific sentence will be determined by a number of factors, including:
- Your past criminal history, if any
- Bell, Coryell or Lampasas county laws
- Severity of the incident in question
- Quality of your legal representation
If a deadly weapon was used, the penalties would likely be much higher. With the stakes increased, you could even face second-degree felony charges.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help Killeen Residents
Our firm has private investigators on staff who can work toward finding a solution to your problem. If the state’s evidence does not represent what we have discovered, our lawyers will bring the truth to light. Our criminal defense lawyers examine every possible angle to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact a Killeen Assault and Battery attorney at firm today for a free case evaluation.
We are ready to serve clients in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties from our Killeen office.