Assault and battery are serious offenses that involve threats or acts of physical violence. While often mentioned together, they represent distinct actions under the law.

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Assault typically refers to the threat or attempt to inflict harm, creating a reasonable fear of imminent injury in the victim.

Battery, on the other hand, involves actual physical contact or harm.

Both charges carry severe legal consequences and can significantly impact your future.

Assault and Battery Defense in Texas

At Lamb & Turner, PLLC, we specialize in defending individuals accused of assault and battery. We understand the gravity of these charges and their potential impact on your life.

Our experienced legal team is dedicated to providing robust defense strategies tailored to your specific case, ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

Immigrant Facing Assault and Battery Charges

Facing assault and battery charges can have particularly severe consequences if you’re an immigrant. The charges impact every aspect of your life, including your immigration status and future in the United States.

Deportation and Removal Proceedings

Convictions for assault and battery, especially if classified as aggravated or involving a deadly weapon, are considered serious crimes under immigration law.

These offenses can make you deportable, meaning the government can initiate removal proceedings to expel you from the country.

Even if you have a green card, these charges can lead to losing your lawful permanent resident status.

Ineligibility for Immigration Benefits

A conviction for assault and battery can render you ineligible for various immigration benefits, including:

  • Visas: If you are applying for a visa, a criminal record can lead to denial based on inadmissibility due to criminal activity.
  • Green Card: Assault and battery charges can disqualify you from obtaining a green card or adjusting your status to lawful permanent resident.
  • Naturalization: To become a U.S. citizen, you must demonstrate good moral character. A conviction for assault and battery can severely impact your ability to prove this, delaying or denying your citizenship application.


If you are charged with assault and battery, especially aggravated assault, you may be subject to detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Detention can disrupt your life, separating you from your family and making it difficult to continue your employment or education.

Types of Assault and Battery Charges

  • Simple Assault: Threatening or attempting to cause harm without physical contact.
  • Aggravated Assault: Attempting to cause severe injury, often involving a weapon.
  • Simple Battery: Unwanted physical contact or causing minor injuries.
  • Aggravated Battery: Causing serious bodily harm or injury, often with a weapon.
  • Domestic Assault and Battery: Assault or battery occurs within a domestic setting, such as between spouses or family members.
  • Sexual Assault and Battery: Non-consensual sexual contact or attempts, causing physical harm or fear.
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon: Using or threatening to use a weapon to inflict harm.
  • Assault and Battery on a Police Officer: Assaulting or battering a law enforcement officer during their duties.

Our Commitment to Protecting Your Future

At Lamb & Turner, PLLC, we understand the far-reaching consequences that assault and battery charges can have on your life as an immigrant.

Our experienced legal team provides expert defense strategies in Houston and the surrounding areas tailored to your specific case. The team ensures that your rights are safeguarded throughout the legal process.

Why Choose Us?

Expertise in Criminal Defense: Our deep understanding of criminal law allows us to offer comprehensive legal support and representation.

  • Personalized Defense Strategies: We meticulously review every detail of your case to build a strong defense.
  • Dedicated Advocacy: Our team is committed to providing unwavering support and expert legal representation.

How We Can Help

  • Thorough Case Evaluation: We start with an in-depth analysis of the charges against you, identifying any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
  • Strategic Defense Planning: Our attorneys develop a defense strategy that addresses the specific circumstances of your case.
  • Representation in Court: We provide strong representation in court, advocating aggressively on your behalf.
  • Protecting Your Future: Our goal is to minimize the impact of the charges on your life, preserving your freedom and opportunities.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is facing assault and battery charges, it is crucial to seek expert legal assistance immediately.

Contact Lamb & Turner, PLLC today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward securing your defense. Call us at 713-529-5025 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.