If you or a loved one got into a fight or was otherwise an unfortunate part of an altercation, they could be taken into custody, and the court can set bail for their release. They could be facing battery and assault charges, and if you don’t want them sitting in jail while they’re waiting for their court date, you need to find a way to post their bail.
BATTERY AND ASSAULT IN TEXAS
Most states describe assault and battery separately, i.e., the former is defined as threatening bodily harm, while the latter implies bodily harm is actually inflicted. In Texas law, the two terms and their meanings both fall under the definition of assault.
In essence, assault can come in many different forms in Texas, but they boil down to the following situations:
- Causing bodily injury (intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly)
- Threatening someone with bodily harm (intentionally or knowingly)
- Causing offensive or provocative physical contact (intentionally or knowingly)
An assault with bodily injury is a crime that causes pain to the victim by the perpetrator. It doesn’t have to leave a mark on the victim’s body to be classified as such. Assault charges can range anywhere from misdemeanors to felonies.
A defendant can face an array of penalties for assault in the Texas criminal system depending on how serious the offense is and how the law classifies it. For example, a Class B misdemeanor can result in 180 days in jail or a maximum of a $2,000 fine.
On the other hand, assaults considered felonies can incur much more serious penalties. For example, a second-degree felony can result in ten years in jail or a fine of up to $10,000.
BAIL BONDS FOR THESE TYPE OF CHARGES
If you, your family member, or someone you love has been accused of an assaultive offense in Texas, you will be taken into custody and if you’re fortunate, face the bail bond process. The judge will determine the amount of bail you need to post in order to await your court hearing outside of jail. After the court appearance, you get the money back.
The defendant can pay the bail bond amount themselves. But if you’re unable to come up with the amount of cash necessary, you can also contact a bail bond company. Bail bondsmen post the bail for you for a small percentage of the bail as their fee.
DELTA BAIL BONDS CAN HELP
If you’re faced with a bail bond for battery and assault charges you cannot pay, we can help you out! At Delta Bail Bonds, we don’t discriminate. We treat our clients as human beings, regardless of any previous convictions or their criminal history.
You can contact us any time, and we’ll provide impeccable service. Your bail bondsman will keep you informed and give you useful advice on the best course of action. There’s no need for you to stay in jail, when we can bail you out and help you get ready for your court appearance.