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Charged with Domestic Violence?

Contact an Aggressive San Antonio Domestic Violence Attorney

Have you been accused of domestic violence? Not only do these kinds of charges come with harsh penalties if a conviction is reached, but can also severely damage the reputation of the accused. That is why aggressive and effective criminal defense is needed in these cases. At The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr., Attorney Lara has handled hundreds of cases and ensures that the rights of his clients are thoroughly protected. If you have been charged, contact his firm immediately.

Attorney Lara is ready to offer you a free evaluation to start your defense. Call (210) 787-2842​ today.

Types of Domestic Violence Charges in Texas

Texas statutes provide three different kinds of domestic violence charges: domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and something called "continuous violence against the family." What particular law applies to your charge depends on the circumstances of the alleged offense.

Definitions of domestic violence charges in Texas are as follows:

  • Domestic assault is charged when a normal assault charge detailed in Tex. Penal Code Ann. §22.01 is committed against a household member, current or former romantic partner, or a family member. It is a Class A misdemeanor, but can be charged a third-degree felony if the accused has history prior domestic violence charges.
  • Similarly, aggravated domestic assault is charged when aggravated assault, as defined in Tex. Penal Code Ann. §22.02, is committed against a household member, current or former romantic partner, or a family member. It is a second-felony, but can be more serious if serious weapons are involved or serious injuries occur.
  • Continuous violence against the family (Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 25.11) is a charge that can be brought against the accused when it is found that they have committed two domestic assaults within a 12-month period—even if those assaults did not result in an arrest or conviction. Continuous violence against the family is a third-degree felony.

Penalties for Domestic Violence

If you are charged with domestic violence in San Antonio, you could face the following penalties:

Class A Misdemeanor:

  • Fines up to $4,000

  • Up to one year in Jail

Third Degree Felony:

  • Fines up to $10,000

  • Between 2-10 years in jail

Second Degree Felony:

  • Fines up to $10,000

  • Between 2-20 years in jail

Third Degree Felony:

  • Fines up to $10,000

  • Between 5-99 years in jail

Have more questions about your specific charge, what penalties you might face, or how you can defend against these allegations? The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr. can help.

Ensure that your side of the story is heard during this difficult time. Call our San Antonio domestic violence lawyer now.

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With your freedom at stake, you have no time to waste. Learn more about the powerful defense you can expect when you contact Attorney Lara today! You will need to take action before prosecutors begin building a case against you. Attorney Lara will look into all available records, hire a private investigator, and get to work filing motions to fight the evidence collected by the prosecutor. Call (210) 787-2842 to get started on your defense.

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