If you face assault charges, you need to take steps to safeguard your future immediately. Even if the charges are completely baseless, an unfavorable outcome in court could lead to harsh penalties. According to the Texas Statutes, assault involves recklessly, intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to another person (including a marital partner). Threats of sudden injury and physical contact deemed provocative can also constitute assault.
Assault charges can lead to serious penalties, ranging from fines to time behind bars. In addition, these charges could impact many other facets of your life.
Assault allegations and your career
If you find yourself accused of assault, this could prove devastating with respect to your career. You could lose your job and you could also struggle to find work later on. In addition, you could have to miss work as a result of an assault case, and these hardships can result in financial problems.
In the workplace, you could encounter difficulties with respect to co-workers, management, clients and customers.
Other challenges due to assault charges
An assault case could cause overwhelming emotions. Whether you have a lot of anxiety or become depressed, these serious charges could leave you emotionally drained and hopeless. Moreover, you could lose your reputation. Even if you can prove that the assault charges are baseless, you could struggle to restore your good name in the community, and an assault case could affect your personal and professional relationships.
Make sure you pore over the details of the incident(s) if you face assault charges, and make sure you have a comprehensive understanding of your options.