When you’ve been charged with Assault Family Violence, you need proven representation. An allegation of domestic violence can severely damage your reputation, even if you’re innocent. If you are found guilty, you could find yourself facing jail time. Being convicted of domestic assault can have enormous consequences from the rest of your life – it can limit future employment opportunities, housing, and even access to your children.
At The Williams Firm, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. False accusations of domestic assault are quite common – partners sometimes accuse each other of assault during divorces or custody cases. Call us immediately if you need a domestic violence lawyer in Texas.
In Texas, there are three different kinds of domestic violence charges:
- Assault Family Violence
- Assault Family Violence/Impede Breath
Assault Family Violence
This is an assault committed against a family member, member of the perpetrator’s household, or romantic partner (current or former). An assault does not have to cause bodily injury to count – threats of injury are enough. Assault Family Violence is usually charged as a Class A misdemeanor, which is the most severe degree of misdemeanor. It carries a fine of up to $4,000 and a jail term of up to one year. However, if the victim alleges that the Defendant choked them or otherwise restricted their breathing during the assault, the charge is a 3rd degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If a weapon is used, the charge is aggravated and the penalty is higher.
The Williams Firm is a highly respected Texas law firm that is dedicated to protecting your rights. We believe everyone deserves a vigorous defense and will do everything we can to help you in court. We have more than 25 years of combined legal experience, and use it to provide a comprehensive defense for every client. We also take pride in caring for each client as an individual and analyzing every case to ensure our clients get the specific help that they need.
When you are looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate defense attorney, give us a call. We recognize that being charged with assault can be incredibly stressful, and we are here to make sure that you understand the entire process and have a strong defense.