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What Is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?

Assault and battery are often charged in conjunction with each other; however, there is an important distinction between the two crimes. While battery involves the act of physically hurting or harming someone, assault is a legal term used to describe the plan or intention of hurting someone else.

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These two crimes are usually prosecuted jointly and have come to generally describe the act of inflicting physical harm on another person. Whether you were accused of assault and battery for a bar fight, an alleged "road rage" incident, or for an act of self-defense, you deserve strong advocacy from an attorney who can look out for you and who understands the importance of the setting and motivating factors involved in the incident.

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What are the Penalties for Assault & Battery in Texas?

In Texas, the punishment for assault and battery depends on the severity of the crime. For misdemeanor offenses, an individual can face a fine of up to $4,000 and/or imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year. For felony offenses, an individual may be sentenced to serve two or more years in prison as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

Additional penalties may be imposed in addition to a prison sentence and/or fine. These include probation, community service, court-ordered counseling, restitution to the victim, or a combination. Individuals convicted of assault can also have their right to own or possess firearms revoked or suspended for some time. Additionally, an assault conviction can lead to an individual being classified as a "habitual offender" and subjected to increased future penalties for similar offenses. 

The Penalties for Assault & Battery will increase if any of the following factors happened:

  • The victim in the incident is a law officer
  • The crime can be characterized as a hate crime
  • A deadly weapon was involved in the administration of the offense
  • The victim was seriously injured
  • The victim was vulnerable and defenseless
  • The victim was a child
  • The crime was committed in conjunction with a robbery or the intent to rob
  • You have a prior conviction on your record

Hire the Fort Worth criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of David Sloane to protect your rights and interests if you have been accused of assault and battery in Tarrant County, Texas.

There are a number of defenses possible for an assault case, including:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Lack of intent and more

Attorney Sloane is prepared to provide the strong and effective advocacy you need. He can search for the right answers and the most effective defense. No lawyer can promise the outcome of a case, but every assault and battery lawyer should be committed to doing his or her utmost in the defense of the client. Mr. Sloane brings this unwavering level of commitment to every case.

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If you or someone you love was accused of assault and battery, do not hesitate to contact an attorney who can provide the strong guidance and support necessary to help you restore your reputation and safeguard your liberties. With a history of success and two decades of experience in the legal industry, Attorney David Sloane is able to provide committed and dedicated representation.

Call the Law Offices of David Sloane today at (817)810-0088 to schedule your free case consultation in the Fort Worth area.

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