In Texas, unlike in some other states where they are treated as two separate crimes, assault and battery are treated the same in terms of burden of proof.
To be prosecuted for assault or battery, it must be proven that one of the following took place:
An assault case becomes an aggravated assault case when the defendant uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the assault, causing serious bodily injury. Assault cases can be tried as misdemeanors resulting in a fine of $500 all the way up to a second-degree felony resulting in up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
There are serious implications if you are charged with assault, aggravated assault or assault and battery. Fortunately, skilled attorneys can employ many defenses, including:
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