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Can a Victim Drop Charges for Domestic Assault?

When Are Assault Charges Dropped in Texas? In Texas, the general public has a common misunderstanding of who “presses” charges in an assault case. Many individuals believe that it is the alleged victim or complaining witness who makes the decision on whether to prosecute, drop or reduce an assault case. This belief is incorrect. Texas…
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Can a Victim Drop an Assault Charge?

Can a Victim Drop an Assault Charge? While it is possible to get an assault charge dropped in Texas, in almost all cases, a prosecutor will not simply “drop the charges” just because the alleged victim does not want to press charges or prosecute the case. A good criminal defense lawyer will be familiar with Texas assault laws…
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What is the Definition of Bodily Injury in Texas?

  Definition of Bodily Injury in Texas One of the most frequent questions I receive in an assault bodily injury or domestic violence case is, “why was I arrested for assault when there were not any physical injuries?” My response to this question almost always begins with an explanation of the legal definition of bodily…
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Self Defense in an Assault Case

  Self Defense in An Assault Case The issue of self defense in an assault case is an issue that police often overlook or do not thoroughly investigate when deciding to make an arrest.  As a criminal defense lawyer, I have represented many people who have been arrested for assault or domestic violence in Austin….
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Austin Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic Violence in Austin In Austin, police officers are very quick to arrest someone for assault if they are called to the scene of a possible domestic violence situation. Unfortunately, police officers often times make an arrest for domestic or family violence, with little to no investigation. After the arrest, the case will then be turned…
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Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member in Texas

Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member in Texas The single most common assault charge prosecuted in Travis County and throughout Texas is assault causing bodily injury to a family member. Frequently, assault family violence arrests occur after police officers respond to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance. Once the police arrive, they will likely…
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How Can I Drop an Assault Charge in Texas?

  Dropping an Assault Charge in Texas Unfortunately, there is an inaccurate belief or misunderstanding held by many alleged victims and defendants who face an assault charge in Texas. I often times meet with defendants facing either assault or domestic violence charges and have to explain that their spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend or roommate cannot simply…
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What are the Penalties for Assault in Texas?

  Penalties for Assault in Texas In Texas, assault is defined under Texas Penal Code Section 22.01 and the penalties for assault in Texas can vary. Depending upon the allegations and circumstances in each individual case, an assault case could be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. For example, assault causing bodily injury is a Class A misdemeanor, which…
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Is Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member a Felony or Misdemeanor?

  Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member in Texas In Texas, most assault family violence cases are classified as Class A Misdemeanors. That means that for someone who has been arrested for assault causing bodily injury to a family member, at the very least, faces up to a year in jail and/or up to a $4,000.00…
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