The owner of the recently closed Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios was arrested earlier in the month when he punched a former worker at the company in the eye. According to the arrest affidavit, law enforcement officers were called to the scene of Andy’s Bar where the incident occurred. The worker who was struck told law enforcement that he got into an argument with the business’s owner after the owner accused the man of blowing smoke in his face. The business owner is reported to have driven away from the scene prior to the officers arriving. The business owner later admitted to punching the worker in the face because he had blown cigarette smoke in his face. The man was arrested and taken to the Denton City Jail where he was charged with assault and driving while intoxicated. The man was also placed on a $7,500 bail. In the state of Texas, assault charges can result in large fees and lengthy time in jail. If you have been accused of assault, one of the best ways to respond is to immediately obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
What Constitutes Assault
In the state of Texas, assault occurs when a person recklessly or intentionally causes physical harm to another, intentionally threatens physical harm, or intentionally uses provocative or offensive physical contact against another person.
The Different Types of Assault Charges in Texas
Two men in the Denton area face felony drug delivery charges after law enforcement found 73 grams of methamphetamines in one man’s sweatshirt. The men were subsequently taken to Denton City Jail and charged with the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance between four grams and 200 grams. Denton law enforcement learned that the man had planned to deliver methamphetamines to a person who lived in the 500 block of Londonderry Lane, and then saw the man arrived at the location. During a search, law enforcement found two bags with about 70 grams of methamphetamine inside one of the men’s sweatshirt. If a person in Texas provides illegal drugs to others, that person can be charged with drug delivery. Because these charges are very serious and can result in a person facing serious charges, it is important to obtain a seasoned attorney if you or are loved one is charged with this offense.
Understanding What Constitutes Delivery of Drugs
Delivery of drugs charges can be based on either actual or constructive delivery.
Actual delivery refers to situation in which one person transfers possession of an illegal drug to another person. For example, evidence demonstrating that a person performed a direct exchange with another constitutes actual activity.