It’s remarkably easy for an assault charge to be filed against someone. Often times, warrants are issued after the fact, based on limited evidence and nothing more than another person’s version of events. Other times, arrests happen when police respond to the scene and make a rush to judgment about what happened. Even if you did physically engage with someone, your conduct may be justified under Texas law as self-defense, defense of a 3rd person, or mutual combat. The sooner you engage a Houston criminal defense lawyer, the stronger your defense will be. We’ve had a great deal of success in the courtroom, establishing defensive theories that subsequently led to acquittals by juries, and dismissals by prosecutors without the need for a trial.