OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON: ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES Part 2

In this article let’s go over more types of assault. In this case we’ll cover 5 more types of assault.

In this article let’s go over more types of assault. In this case we’ll cover:

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

ABANDONING OR ENDANGERING CHILD.

DEADLY CONDUCT.

CONSENT AS DEFENSE TO ASSAULTIVE CONDUCT.

TERRORISTIC THREAT.

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

A person commits an offense if he intentionally causes to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual:

  • serious bodily injury;
  • serious mental deficiency, impairment, or injury;  or
  • bodily injury.

This covers many types of care facilities.

ABANDONING OR ENDANGERING CHILD.

“Abandon” means to leave a child in any place without providing reasonable and necessary care for the child, under circumstances under which no reasonable, similarly situated adult would leave a child of that age and ability.

  • A person commits an offense if, having custody, care, or control of a child younger than 15 years, he intentionally abandons the child in any place under circumstances that expose the child to an unreasonable risk of harm.
  • A person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or omission, engages in conduct that places a child younger than 15 years in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment.

This includes the proximity or accessibility of the controlled substance methamphetamine to the child.

DEADLY CONDUCT. 

A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.

  • A person commits an offense if he knowingly discharges a firearm at or in the direction of: one or more individuals or building/vehicle.

CONSENT AS DEFENSE TO ASSAULTIVE CONDUCT.  

The victim’s effective consent or the actor’s reasonable belief that the victim consented to the actor’s conduct is a defense to prosecution under Section 22.01 (Assault), 22.02 (Aggravated Assault), or 22.05 (Deadly Conduct) if:

  • the conduct did not threaten or inflict serious bodily injury;  or
  • the victim knew the conduct was a risk of his occupation, recognized medical treatment or  a scientific experiment conducted by recognized methods.

TERRORISTIC THREAT.

A person commits an offense if he threatens to commit any offense involving violence to any person or property with intent to:

  • cause a reaction of any type to his threat by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies;
  • place any person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury;
  • prevent or interrupt the occupation or use of a building, room, place of assembly, place to which the public has access, place of employment or occupation, aircraft, automobile, or other form of conveyance, or other public place;
  • cause impairment or interruption of public communications, public transportation, public water, gas, or power supply or other public service;
  • place the public or a substantial group of the public in fear of serious bodily injury; or
  • influence the conduct or activities of a branch or agency of the federal government, the state, or a political subdivision of the state.

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