Defenses against Assault Charges

Facing an assault charge can be an overwhelming and frustrating ordeal. Many people often associate assault with battery, but they are actually two completely separate offenses. An assault is a threat of violence that makes a person fear for their immediate personal safety. Battery is the act of harming someone with physical violence. However, when a person is in possession of a weapon, the charge becomes aggravated assault and carries more serious penalties. Fortunately for people charged with assault or aggravated assault, there are a number of defenses that can be used to possibly reduce their charge.

If you are facing assault charges, our Dallas assault lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter will do their utmost to help you defend yourself from the allegations you are facing. Contact an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer at 214-845-7007 for aggressive legal representation.

Common Assault Defenses

There are many ways in which a person can defend themselves against assault charges. The most common sense way is to show the court that you did not intend to frighten your accuser. Assault charges commonly arise from heated arguments, often causing peoples’ actions to be misunderstood or misconstrued. If your accuser admits to having misunderstood you, the assault charge they have levied against you may be dropped. Some other ways an assault charge can be defended against include:

  • Self defense
  • Defense of others
  • Defense of property
  • Prevention of crime
  • Punishing your child

Usually, assault charges are misdemeanors, but in some instances, they can be felonies. No matter what kind of assault charge you are facing, it is essential to have the support of a competent legal professional.

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If you are being accused of assault, a Dallas assault defense attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter will work to help you protect your freedom and clear your name. Call our legal team at 214-845-7007 to learn more about how we can serve you.