Not all Assaults Are Assaults. The Alleged Victim Can Consent to the Conduct.

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Texas Penal Code, Section 22.06 – Consent as Defense to Assaultive Conduct


The victim’s effective consent or the actor’s reasonable belief that the victim consented to the actor’s conduct is a defense to prosecution under Section 22.01 (Assault), 22.02 (Aggravated Assault), or 22.05 (Deadly Conduct) if:
(1)  the conduct did not threaten or inflict serious bodily injury; or
(2)  the victim knew the conduct was a risk of:
(A)  his occupation;
(B)  recognized medical treatment; or
(C)  a scientific experiment conducted by recognized methods.

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