Dallas, TX asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Texas

Q: assaulted by FatherNlaw. Report says class C assault. what do i do now? Have no info on court date. want to press charge

Assaulted in march but no info on court date or what to do if i want to press charges. online search shows TRAFFIC ATTY PRE TRIAL: 5/11/2017 8:30 AM. Do i show up for this? How do i know where to show up?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Charles C Guidry
Mr. Charles C Guidry
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cypress, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: An assault is a criminal act. Assault cases are handled by the District Attorney's office. In most cases the Court's coordinator set dates for hearing. If you want to press charges the first step is to file a complaint with the local police department. The Police Department will contact the District Attorney's office and the DA will usually file the charges or reject the charges.

Traffic Attorney usually deals with automobile violations and my understanding the attorney's docket. If this is pertaining to you, then you should be there for the hearing. You should contact the clerk and inquire the purpose of the hearing.

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