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CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES
§ 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 member of the defendant’s family or household, if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense against a member of the defendant’s family or household under this section; or
Text of subsec. (b)(3) as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 294, § 1
(3) a person who contracts with government to perform a service in a facility as defined by Section 1.07(a)(14), Penal Code; Section 51.02(13), Family Code; or Section 51.02(14), Family Code, or an employee of that person:
(A) while the person or employee is engaged in performing a service within the scope of the contract, if the actor knows the person or employee is authorized by government to provide the service; or
(B) in retaliation for or on account of the person’s or employee’s performance of a service within the scope of the contract.
Text of subsec. (b)(3) as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1019, § 1
(3) a person the actor knows is a security officer while the officer is performing a duty as a security officer.
(c) An offense under Subsection (a)(2) or (3) is a Class C misdemeanor, except that the offense is:
(1) a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed under Subsection (a)(3) against an elderly individual or disabled individual, as those terms are defined by Section 22.04; or
(2) a Class B misdemeanor if the offense is committed by a person who is not a sports participant against a person the actor knows is a sports participant either:
(A) while the participant is performing duties or responsibilities in the participant’s capacity as a sports participant; or
(B) in retaliation for or on account of the participant’s performance of a duty or responsibility within the participant’s capacity as a sports participant.
(d) For purposes of Subsection (b), the actor is presumed to have known the person assaulted was a public servant or a security officer if the person was wearing a distinctive uniform or badge indicating the person’s employment as a public servant or status as a security officer.
(e) In this section:
(1) ”Family” has the meaning assigned by Section 71.003, Family Code.
(2) ”Household” has the meaning assigned by Section 71. 005, Family Code.
Text of subsec. (e)(3) as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1019, § 2
(3) ”Security officer” means a commissioned security officer as defined by Section 1702.002, Occupations Code, or a noncommissioned security officer registered under Section 1702.221, Occupations Code.
Text of subsec. (e)(3) as added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1028, § 1
(3) ”Sports participant” means a person who participates in any official capacity with respect to an interscholastic, intercollegiate, or other organized amateur or professional athletic competition and includes an athlete, referee, umpire, linesman, coach, instructor, administrator, or staff member.
(f) For the purposes of this section, a defendant has been previously convicted of an offense against a member of the defendant’s family or a member of the defendant’s household under this section if the defendant was adjudged guilty of the offense or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in return for a grant of deferred adjudication, regardless of whether the sentence for the offense was ever imposed or whether the sentence was probated and the defendant was subsequently discharged from community supervision.
HOUSTON, TEXAS & HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL LAWYER ANDY NOLEN
Andy Nolen and Associates, Houston Domestic Violence Attorney
The Houston Domestic Violence Attorneys Andy Nolen and Associates have handled over 3000 cases defending adults and juveniles in criminal, juvenile, and family courts in Harris County and throughout the State of Texas.
Houston Domestic Violence Attorneys Andy Nolen and Associates represent clients charged with crimes in State and Federal courts in Houston, Galveston, Houston, Houston, Texas, Beaumont, Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Tyler, Sherman, Del Rio, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Mc Allen, El Paso, Hempstead, Houston, Texas and all counties in Texas. The law firm of Andy Nolen and Associates is located in Houston, Texas; however, Attorney Andy Nolen appears in all criminal, juvenile, and family courts in Texas.
Houston Domestic Violence Attorney Andy Nolen has over 22 years experience representing persons accused of committing criminal violations of State and Federal law.
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