Criminal Attorney San Antonio Texas
Aggravated assault in Texas means that someone has caused critical or serious bodily injury to another individual—or was in immediate possession of a weapon like a firearm, knife, or club during an assault, even if it wasn’t discharged or used. As far as what is constituted by serious bodily injury, that refers to death, the risk of death, disfigurement, or even sustained impairment of a limb or organ. In Texas, perpetrators of aggravated assault can face two years up to two decades in prison, accompanied by a fine up to ten thousand dollars. Such an assault is considered a second degree felony, but if the assault is connected to specific circumstances like a case of domestic abuse, that second degree charge can become a first degree felony with potential life imprisonment.