In the State of Texas, the assault law is simple and straightforward.
A person commits an assault offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse; intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
With that said, one must understand that the effects of the assault law are broad and lasting. There is quite a lot that can be done on assault cases if you start working on them soon after charges are brought against you for assault. The State must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and an uncooperative victim can make the prosecution’s job that much more difficult.
It is very important, if you are charged with assault, that you hire legal council to defend your rights.