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Houston Assault & Battery Defense Lawyers

Skilled Criminal Defense Counsel in Harris County

Assault is the act of “causing bodily injury to another person, threatening someone with injury or causing physical contact with another that he/she regards as offensive.” Battery is “actual, harmful physical touching.” A charge of assault and battery can be anything from a Class C misdemeanor to a first-degree felony, if a deadly weapon was used.

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your charge, you need to quickly retain the services of a skilled Houston assault and battery attorney if you wish to craft a compelling defense.

For a legal consultation with Cogdell Law Firm, don't delay in contacting our office at (713) 426-2244.

What Penalties Will I Face?

The penalties for assault and battery may range depending on the categorization of the offense:

  • Simple assault and/or battery is typically charged as a Class C misdemeanor in Texas, punishable by a $500 fine.
  • Assault and/or battery against an elderly or disabled person, public official, security guard, emergency services worker, or government official is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to 1 year in county jail.
  • Aggravated assault and/or battery, which typically involves the use of a weapon, is a second-degree felony in Texas, punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and 2-20 years in prison.

Why Cogdell Law Firm?

When you are facing such serious charges, you need a serious criminal defense attorney in your corner. At Cogdell Law Firm, we are proud of our unique qualifications, which include maintaining a Superb 10.0 Avvo rating, possessing decades of proven experience that includes handling over 300 cases tried by jury nationwide, and retaining the resources required to take on complex cases.

Our Houston criminal lawyers may be able to help you argue that:

  • No injury was inflicted;
  • The victim's injuries weren't the result of an assault;
  • You did not realize your actions would be perceived as offensive; or
  • Your actions were made in self-defense or defense of others.

For legal counsel customized to your needs, we encourage you to call our office immediately at (713) 426-2244.

The Best Resource You Can Have When Everything Is On The Line.

Start your defense with Cogdell Law Firm.

Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC.
1000 Main St., Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002