Defending Against Charges of Assault and Battery
Charges of assault and battery will be aggressively pursued by Dallas prosecutors who wish to curb violent crime in the area. With that in mind, you will need to do everything in your power to protect your future right now, while it is still possible to do so. One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from here on out will be to invoke your right to silence and to retain legal representation.
What Prosecutors Need to Prove in Assault and Battery Cases
Whatever the exact circumstances of your case happen to be, the prosecutor will need to prove that you committed an act of assault and battery beyond any reasonable doubt. Under the state penal code, the crime of assault and battery is legally defined as any action that matches any of the following criteria:
- Intentionally caused bodily harm to another
- Intentionally threatened bodily harm to another person
- Intentionally caused physical contact with another person that would be perceived as provocative or offensive
If the prosecutor alleges that a deadly weapon was involved in the incident, the potential penalties of your conviction may be significantly compounded.
Consult with an Assault and Battery Attorney in Dallas
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas assault and battery attorneys will be committed to protecting your rights as we work to defend your future from the potential consequences of a conviction. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our experienced attorneys, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.