OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON: ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES Part 1

There are many types of offenses against the person, commonly known as types of assault. In Texas, there are at least 15 types of assault:

There are many types of offenses against the person, commonly known as types of assault. In Texas, there are at least 15 types of assault:

ASSAULT.

SEXUAL ASSAULT.

INDECENT ASSAULT.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. 

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT.

INJURY TO A CHILD, ELDERLY INDIVIDUAL, OR DISABLED INDIVIDUAL.

ABANDONING OR ENDANGERING CHILD.

DEADLY CONDUCT.

CONSENT AS DEFENSE TO ASSAULTIVE CONDUCT.

TERRORISTIC THREAT.

AIDING SUICIDE.

TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCT.

LEAVING A CHILD IN A VEHICLE.

HARASSMENT BY PERSONS IN CERTAIN FACILITIES; HARASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT. 

APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT.

In this case we will focus on the first five. We’ll give you a brief overview of these types of assaults.

  1. ASSAULT.

In general, assault is known as a form of physical attack, but it actually covers far more than we get to see on TV. The assault offense is committed if the person intentionally:

  • causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse; 
  • threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; 

(3) causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

  1. SEXUAL ASSAULT.

The sexual assault offense is committed if the person intentionally causes, without consent:

  • the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person by any means, 
  • penetration of the mouth of another person by the sexual organ of the actor, 
  • the sexual organ of another person, without that person’s consent, to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person,
  1. INDECENT ASSAULT.

A person commits an offense if, without the other person’s consent and with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, the person:

  • touches the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person;
  • touches another person with the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of any person;
  • exposes or attempts to expose another person’s genitals, pubic area, anus, buttocks, or female areola; or
  • causes another person to contact the blood, seminal fluid, vaginal fluid, saliva, urine, or feces of any person.
  1. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

A person commits an offense if the person:

  • causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;
  • uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault.
  • uses a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault and causes serious bodily injury to a person 
  1. AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT.

There is a whole list of offenses under this type of assault and it is similar to the sexual assault above, except it covers more and into greater detail.

As always, the best option is to contact Atlas Bail and go over available info and all the details. With our experience, knowledge and great customer service, we can have your loved ones back to you as soon as the law will allow us. From the moment you show up in our office we understand your need for guidance and help. The fact that a person is in jail is only the beginning of the process. Selecting AAA Atlas Bail is an important first step. With years of experience in our office, we most definitely will have the right answer for you.

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