Assault

Assault / Assault Family Violence

Texas Penal Code: Title 5: Chapter 22

Sec. 22.01 : Assault

Sec. 22.01(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 person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

 

Assault with Bodily Injury Sec. 22.01(a)(1)

Class A Misdemeanor = Up to 1 year in jail with a minimum of 30 days, and a fine up to $4,000

*With serious bodily injury; or using or exhibiting a deadly weapon
2nd Degree Felony = Jail time up to 20 years, no less than 2 years, and a potential fine up to $10,000

 

Assault with Physical Contact or Threat of Bodily Injury Sec.22.01(a)(2)&(3)

Class C Misdemeanor = Fine up to $500.00

*With serious bodily injury; or using or exhibiting a deadly weapon
2nd Degree Felony = Jail time up to 20 years, no less than 2 years, and a potential fine up to $10,000

 

Assault Against a Public Servant Sec.22.01(b)(1)

3rd Degree Felony = Jail time up to 10 years, no less than 2 years, and a potential fine up to $10,000

 
*With serious bodily injury; or using or exhibiting a deadly weapon
1st Degree Felony = Jail time for life or up to 99 years, no less than 5 years, and a potential fine up to $10,000

 

Assault Family Violence Sec.22.01(b)(2) and Sec.22.02(b)(1)

3rd Degree Felony = Jail time up to 10 years, no less than 2 years, and a potential fine up to $10,000

*With serious bodily injury, or exhibiting a deadly weapon
2nd Degree Felony = Jail time up to 20 years, no less than 2 years, and a potential fine up to $10,000
 
*With serious bodily injury and using a deadly weapon
1st Degree Felony = Jail time for life or up to 99 years, no less than 5 years, and a potential fine up to $10,000
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