Dallas Criminal Lawyer


Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney
Tom Benson

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Over 30 years of Experience in Dallas County

Former Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

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Assault Charges

I can help you if you have been charged with assault such as with a deadly weapon. A conviction could bring jail time, heavy fines, and a permanent mark on your record which could affect your future employment opportunities. Call my office today to find out how I can help you fight these assault charges.

Assault Laws in Texas

Sec. 22.01. ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse;
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person's spouse; or
(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed against:

(1) a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant;
(2) a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code, if:
(A) it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense under this chapter, Chapter 19, or Section 20.03, 20.04, 21.11, or 25.11 against a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code; or
(B) the offense is committed by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the person by applying pressure to the person's throat or neck or by blocking the person's nose or mouth.

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Attorney Tom Benson

900 Jackson Street Suite 750
Dallas, TX 75202



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