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.
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.
Each one of these crimes can result in significant jail or prison time.
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.