Assault & Battery Defense

Call a Seasoned Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney—(214) 307-8667

If you’ve been accused of assault and battery, you’re facing one of the most serious charges of your life. An assault conviction puts a violent crime on your record—affecting your ability to find employment, win custody of your children, or maintain your freedom. Attorney Peter Barrett understands your fear, and our firm will fight for your freedom and your future with effective defense tactics.

For over 20 years, Peter Barrett has been a premier Dallas criminal defense attorney, protecting the accused from groundless accusations and harsh penalties. Since 1994, he has represented more than 3,000 clients, all of whom were facing life-changing consequences. Whether your case requires a reduction of your charges or a dismissal of your case, Mr. Barrett understands the best route to take for your case. Like thousands before you, you can be confident entrusting us with your case.

The Requirements for an Assault & Battery Charge

While many states consider assault and battery two separate charges, the elements of both crimes are the same in Texas. The level of potential charges after an assault arrest will vary on a number of circumstances, dictating whether you’re facing a $500 fine or 70 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, there are basic elements the prosecution needs in order to prove assault took place.

In order to be charged for assault and battery, the prosecution will need to prove:

  • You deliberately or knowingly caused damage to the victim
  • You deliberately threatened the victim with bodily harm
  • You deliberately provoked or offended the victim physically

If there is a defense for any of these three points, an assault conviction cannot occur. If there is a defense for any of these three points, our attorney will find it and use it. As a former president of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Attorney Peter Barrett is a leader in the field of criminal defense, and his work has led to the acquittal or dismissals of countless clients.

No matter the level of your charge, our Dallas criminal defense attorney can help you face this situation with peace and confidence. Call (214) 307-8667 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation to learn your defense options.