After engaging in a bar fight, many people are under the impression that they will be protected under the law because they “did not begin the conflict” or were “in the right.” The reality is that the law in Texas is much more complicated and convoluted, beckoning the need for a competent and aggressive Houston assault attorney. Reach out to the Law Office of David A. Breston today to learn more.
Many moderate to serious bar fights end up in someone getting arrested. Although it is the case that some people put in handcuffs are released by the end of the night as police officers try to de-escalate the situation, some are booked and charged with a crime.
After initially being arrested, it is often recommended to evade answering any serious questions from the police. The reason for this is that people – especially immediately after a fight in a state of inebriation – are more likely to self-incriminate or say things they otherwise wouldn’t. Tensions can run even higher if someone expects to be let go as they fought in self-defense or tried and failed to escape the fight.
Generally, there are a few specific charges that someone could expect to be hit with after a brawl at the local bar.
While there are many cases in which someone isn’t necessarily responsible for a bar fight, defenses such as self-defense are not always a guarantee that someone will not be arrested and charged. Furthermore, it may be near-impossible to convince authorities upon being arrested that your involvement in the fight was negligible. Whether it be unforgiving public servants or accidental self-incrimination, one of the only ways to increase your chances of dodging an assault charge is with the help of an attorney.
Houston assault attorneys at the Law Office of David A. Breston are committed to your success. Our passionate lawyers use their breadth of experience and knowledge to defend what is right and just. Send us a message online or give us a call today at (713) 224-4040 to get a free confidential consultation and learn about your options in regard to defending your assault charges.