Texas Penal Code 22.01 Assault

Texas Penal Code 22.01 Assault

Have you been accused of Assault? How about Assault Family Violence? Did you know that a conviction for these types of cases can lead to a lifetime ban on the possession or use of all firearms and ammunition? Did you know that if you are not a U.S. citizen that even a misdemeanor Assault case can get you deported and permanently banned from this Country? These cases should never be taken lightly and we treat every Assault case with the seriousness that it deserves. We handle every type of Assault from simple Assault, to Assault Family Violence, Sexual Assault, and even Aggravated Assault.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Assault, call us now! The punishment ranges for certain Assault cases can be found here.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;  

(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse;  or

(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

(b) An offense under Subsection
(a)(1) is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed against:

(1) a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty,
or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant;

(2) a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b) , 71.003 , or 71.005, Family Code , if:

(A) it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense under this chapter, Chapter 19, or Section 20.03 , 20.04 , 21.11 ,
or 25.11 against a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b) , 71.003 , or 71.005, Family Code ;  or

(B) the offense is committed by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the person by applying pressure to the person’s
throat or neck or by blocking the person’s nose or mouth;

(3) a person who contracts with government to perform a service in a facility as defined by Section 1.07(a)(14), Penal Code , or Section 51.02(13) or (14), Family Code , or an employee of that person:

(A) while the person or employee is engaged in performing a service within the scope of the contract, if the actor knows the person or employee is authorized by government to provide the service;  or

(B) in retaliation for or on account of the person’s or employee’s performance of a service within the scope of the contract;

(4) a person the actor knows is a security officer while the officer is performing a duty as a security officer;  

(5) a person the actor knows is emergency services personnel while the person is providing emergency services;  or

(6) a pregnant individual to force the individual to have an abortion.


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