What Charges Can I Face in a Bar Fight?

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Let’s face facts, 2020 has been a very long year for all of us. Between COVID-19 virtually wiping out social activities and a contentious election season full of heated debates on either side, people are pretty happy that bars are back open.

However, pent up socialization, emotions, and alcohol don’t always go well together. Bar fights are always a possibility during a social confrontation, and you could quickly be on the receiving end of a Dallas bail bond.

If you find yourself behind bars because of a public physical altercation, it’s best to know what charges you could face and what to expect as far as bail goes. Here’s a glimpse at some of the most common charges you’ll face if your fists moved faster than your common sense after a few drinks at the bar.

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct in Texas is an incident that involves actions that are generally offensive, obnoxious, or disruptive to the peace. Types of disorderly conduct can be:

  • Fighting
  • Inciting a Riot
  • Loitering
  • Vagrancy
  • Public Drunkenness

Unless you’re convicted of a particularly steep disorderly conduct charge, you’re likely to not get thrown in jail. However, a conviction will be a stain on your record as a crime you’ve committed.

Public/Disorderly Intoxication

A person who is acting out while intoxicated, can still be arrested for public intoxication. Remember, as long as you are not inside of your personal property, the actions you take while even buzzed can get you arrested based on the discretion of a police officer.

Therefore, if you’re seen as a physical threat to yourself or others while intoxicated, you will most likely be arrested if you don’t leave an establishment peacefully. This is especially true if the incident involved a physical altercation where another person was injured.

Aggravated Battery

Assault is usually a charge that involves harsh words being spoken but no physical action exchanged. While these threats are taken seriously, a person is more likely to be charged and arrested if the situation evolves into aggravated battery.

Aggravated battery is a charge that someone faces when they have the intent to injure a person in a fight. These charges can substantially increase if there is intent to harm involving the use of a weapon.


Although it’s an unfortunate and avoidable result of a bar fight, a death during a bar fight can occur. If you are involved in a bar fight that results in the death of another person, be prepared to hire a criminal defense lawyer and apply for a Dallas bail bond.

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