Texas Upgrades Assault on Pregnant Women to Felony Charge

December 18, 2019

Assaulting another person is a serious offense in the eyes of the law. Assaulting a pregnant woman used to be treated in the same way as assaulting any other person, but things are changing in Texas. New laws are being put into place to ensure that the unborn child, who is also impacted by the […]

Using Self-Defense as a Legal Defense Against Assault Charges

March 28, 2018

You may have questions about using self-defense as a legal defense against an assault charge. Many Texas residents have rational fears about being arrested if self-defense is used in an assault. Self-defense may be a valid defense in a range of situations. It is a common defense used by defendants charged with assault and battery. […]

The Consequences of Domestic Violence in Texas

May 31, 2017

The consequences of domestic violence in Texas are frequently severe. According to Stop Abusive Violence Environments (SAVE), one in 10 people is falsely accused of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse. Thousands of men and women are accused of domestic violence crimes each year. Texas Penal Code § 22.01 and § 22.02 describe the […]

When Is a Crime Considered “Aggravated”?

January 25, 2017

  Under the Texas Penal Code, and at the discretion of the local District Attorney, any crime can be “elevated” to a higher degree of potential punishment by declaring to be “aggravated.” As an example, if two patrons at a night club have a disagreement that escalates into a fight, both patrons could be charged […]

Sexual Assault: Get a Lawyer If You Value Your Freedom

June 6, 2014

Sexual assault is a criminal act that is defined as intentional physical contact of a sexual nature that occurs without consent. This can involve penetrating the mouth, anus or genitals of another person without their consent. Consent is a critically important element of this offense. To give consent is to knowingly and intentionally agree to […]