In Texas, assault can either be a misdemeanor or a felony charge depending on the severity of the crime. Any violence against another person can be characterized by assault, and the charge can come with heavy jail time, particularly if weapons are involved.
Any of the following three circumstances is considered an act of assault:
1. Intentionally causing bodily injury to another person.
2. Intentionally threatening someone with bodily injury
3. Intentionally causing physical contact in a way that is offensive or provocative
A Class A misdemeanor, also considered simple assault, can earn violators up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $4,000. These charges, however, can get elevated to third degree assault if you are in a relationship with the victim, knew the victim was a public servant, or knew the victim was an emergency services worker or a security guard.
Everything becomes that much worse if an assault takes place with a weapon. Now you’re in the second degree felony class which means you could face up to 20 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
There are many different types of assault. Here are a few that PCS Bail Bonds can provide bail services:
If you are currently in a position where you have been charged with assault and find yourself behind bars, contact PCS Bail Bonds to help arrange your bail. You want the opportunity to be with your family during what may be a difficult court process. PCS Bail Bonds has 25 years of experience in bail bonds and can help keep you out of jail for the duration of your trial.