There are various ways a person can be charged with assault, from misdemeanor to felony assault. Some assault charges include family violence. A person may face family violence criminal charges when an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault.
Assault is considered a crime of violence and is a serious offense in the State of Texas. Having a conviction for even misdemeanor assault can lead to severe consequences such as loss of employment, losing your children or cause you to have immigration issues when later attempting to seek citizenship in the United States.