San Antonio Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic Violence Lawyers Providing Aggressive Representation In San Antonio, TX
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.
Do Domestic Violence Cases Go To Court?
Most domestic violence criminal cases do not go to trial. Your attorney may have a conference with the district attorney after you enter your plea. He or she will be able to review the evidence the district attorney has against you, which means they will know what the state attorney will use to try to prove that you are guilty of a crime.
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 is 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 with a third-degree felony if the accused has a history of 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 12 months—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.
How Can A Domestic Violence Attorney In San Antonio Help You?
Although we have helped many individuals facing domestic violence charges in San Antonio, TX, we understand that each situation is unique, and we take the time to give each case the individual attention that it requires. Having an experienced attorney next to you during this time is essential for ensuring that your rights, your reputation, and your future are protected. Domestic violence is a serious charge, and you will need all of the legal support and guidance that you can get.
Some ways that a domestic violence attorney can help include the following:
Emotional Support - Your attorney will be there for you when you need someone to talk to and can serve as a huge support system for you during this very challenging time.
Protecting Your Rights - Your attorney will know the ins and outs of the laws related to criminal defense, along with the legal system and legal procedures. It is important that you have an experienced attorney by your side who will help to inform you of your rights so that you remain protected and don't make any potentially costly mistakes.
Legal Advice - Your attorney will address all of your questions and will provide you with objective legal advice that is necessary for knowing where you stand during this time, and the legal options available to you.
Evaluating Charges - Your attorney will thoroughly inspect and analyze your charges and will create a defense strategy that will support you the best.
Gathering Evidence - Your attorney will have the experience and the skills that are needed to collect strong evidence to support your case.
Representation - In the situation that your case gets taken to court, your lawyer will be there to support and represent you in the courtroom. Your attorney will fight endlessly for you and will go above and beyond to help you receive a favorable settlement.
If you are facing domestic violence charges, contact us today to speak to an attorney who will help protect your rights, your future, and your reputation.
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