A conviction for assault becomes part of your Permanent criminal record

Assault

The Law Offices of John Nix understand that violent crime charges carry extremely significant consequences that can change your life forever. We want to build the strongest case possible to protect your freedom and your future.

Why Choose Nix?

John Nix is a former Texas Criminal District Attorney and Assistant General Counsel for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. This means he knows how both sides of the law works and is able to use his experience and strength to form the strongest case possible. John knows how to get results.

We know where the law ends and your rights begin

Texoma's Criminal Defense Law Firm

Working With a skilled assault attorney

By working with John Nix, you are choosing a seasoned assault attorney that will not back down. Your freedom and livelihood will be directly affected by the legal representation that you choose. With John, you will have his entire firm behind you every step of the way. We leave nothing to chance and use every part of the law to protect your rights. John has served Texoma for decades and wants nothing more than to make sure you are treated fairly and respectfully.

Domestic Violence

Texas recognizes three different crimes of domestic violence: domestic assault, aggravated assault and continuous violence against:

  • a current or former spouse
  • a child of a current or former spouse
  • a person with whom the offender has a child or children
  • a foster child or foster parent of the offender
  • a family member of the offender by blood, marriage, or adoption
  • someone with whom the offender lives
  • a person with whom the offender has or had an ongoing dating or romantic relationship.

Domestic Assault

Domestic assault against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner in Texas consists of:

  • intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
  • intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury, or
  • intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another that the offender knows or reasonably should know the victim will find provocative or offensive.
Without prior domestic assault convictions, domestic assault is a Class A misdemeanor.
With prior domestic assault convictions, domestic assault is a third degree felony.

Aggravated Domestic Assault

Aggravated assault against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner in Texas consists of:

  • intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
  • uses or exhibits a deadly weapon in the course of committing any assault crime, including threatening another with bodily injury or engaging in conduct that the victim will likely find offensive.
Aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon and causes serious bodily injury is considered a first degree felony.
Any other aggravated domestic assault is a second degree felony.

Continuous Domestic Assault

Continuous domestic assault against the family in Texas consists of:

  • two domestic assaults in twelve months
Continuous domestic assault is a third degree felony.

Simple Assault

Simple assault in Texas consists of:

  • intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
  • intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury, or
  • intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another that the offender knows or reasonably should know the victim will find provocative or offensive.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault in Texas consists of:

  • intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another person, or
  • using or exhibiting a deadly weapon in the course of committing any assault crime, including threatening another with bodily injury or engaging in conduct that the victim likely will find offensive.
Aggravated assault is a first or second degree felony.

Deadly Conduct

Deadly conduct in Texas consists of:

  • wrecklessly engaging in any conduct that places another at imminent risk of suffering a serious bodily injury, or
  • knowingly discharging a firearm at a person(s) course, building or vehicle with reckless disregard for whether the house, building or vehicle is occupied.

Some forms of road rage are considered deadly conduct.

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