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Chapter 22 of the Texas Penal Code enumerates assaultive offenses in Texas. Section 22.02 of the Texas Penal Code details a variety of conduct generally referred to as Aggravated Assault.

Due to the aggravated nature of the offense, a person accused of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury needs the best criminal defense attorney possible as they face loss of freedom, prison, and felony conviction. 

The strong Tarrant County Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense Attorneys with The Law Office of David Sloane are here to defend you, your rights, and your freedom!

Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury Explained – Texas Penal Code § 22.02(a)(1)

What is Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury under Texas law?

Pursuant to Texas Penal Code § 22.02(a)(1), a person commits the offense of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse.

Serious Bodily Explained – Texas Penal Code § 1.07(46)

What is serious bodily injury (SBI) under Texas law?

Serious Bodily Injury is defined under Texas Penal Code § 1.07(46) as physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

How is Serious Bodily Injury Evaluated?

When considering evidence of serious bodily injury, the effects of medical treatment received by the victim should not be considered. 

Injuries should be assessed as they were inflicted, not as they existed in an improved condition after medical treatment.

Serious bodily injury is defined as an injury that creates a substantial risk of death, and that risk must be assessed as it was caused, not the risk after intervening medical treatment. 

Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury Punishment Explained – Texas Penal Code § 22.02(b)

What is the punishment range for Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury?

In accordance with Texas Penal Code § 22.02(b), Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury is a second-degree felony, punishable between two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

A person accused of Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury may be eligible for community supervision probation. The applicable range of possible probation is between two to ten years. 

There are a number of potential enhancements, such as, criminal history, severity of injuries suffered, deadly weapon use, and others that could be used to enhance the applicable punishment range for Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury. 

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If you or a loved one are facing an Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury accusation, you need our strong criminal defense representation. An Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury carries severe consequences – prison, punishment enhancements, and life-long felony conviction. The Tarrant County Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense Attorneys with The Law Office of David Sloane are here to protect you!

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