Assault & Family Violence

Many assault cases are connected to issues of family violence, which is different from domestic violence in only one way — domestic violence involves assault between a married couple, while family violence is related to assault among:

  • Anyone related by blood
  • Parents of the same child
  • Foster children and parents
  • Former or current spouses

It's no matter whether the above live together, but Texas Family Code also defines family violence as assault between roommates and individuals in a romantic relationship. In Texas, assault/family violence is considered to be a Class C misdemeanor but could also be considered a serious felony under certain circumstances, such as those of aggravated assault or aggravated assault using a deadly weapon.

Assault & Family Violence Charges in Texas

In Texas, different offenses can fall under family violence; the most common, along with penalties, include:

  • Assault: Any kind of offensive bodily contact; Class C misdemeanor that could result in a $500 fine
  • Assault Family Violence: Class A misdemeanor that could result in up to 364 days in jail or a $4,000 fine
  • Assault Family Violence with a previous conviction: 3rd degree felony that could result in 2-10 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine
  • Continuous Family Violence: Two or more incidents in a year; 3rd degree felony that could result in 2-10 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine
  • Aggravated assault. Serious physical harm with a deadly weapon; 1st degree felony that could result in up to 99 years in prison with a $10,000 fine

Anyone can have these charges brought against them. Oftentimes, family violence cases start from a false accusation or an exaggerated claim — so it's important that we work together with all the facts pertaining to your case.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Reach Out

In Dallas County, these cases can often be resolved through the minimizing of punishment or plain dismissal, which is why you need an experienced, diligent, and aggressive lawyer on your side to help you develop a good strategy for your case. Often, these cases can lead to life-altering consequences; once you've been charged with family violence it can't be expunged, which means the conviction is on your record permanently.

Keep Your Record Clean of Assault with a Good Lawyer

I know which strategies to use for your defense, and I know how exactly the prosecution will most likely handle your case. But in my opinion, one of the main goals should be to keep as much stress off your family as possible while also making this process as cost-effective as it can be. Schedule a free phone consultation with me immediately.

Together, we need to do everything we can ahead of time to make a strong defense and keep your record clean. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to arrive at a solution for you and your family.

Experienced Assault & Family Violence Lawyer in Dallas

This is a stressful time for you and your family and, depending on the circumstances, you could be facing serious charges. Maybe you need help figuring out the steps to try to keep your family safe from the stress of assault & family violence allegations. Don’t hesitate to reach out. Call me for a free phone consultation as soon as possible.