Protect Your Freedoms. Hire a Domestic Violence Attorney.
Domestic violence is considered a part of the Texas assault statute according to Texas Penal Code § 22.01, but is often different from normal assault charges. Domestic assault allegations are usually taken much more seriously, and if convicted, you may be facing severe consequences that can affect your life and liberties.
If you’ve been charged with a domestic assault, the first thing you should do is get the representation you need. Contact our lawyers to have the highest odds of beating your case and lessening your charges.
What is a Domestic Violence Charge?
There are specific legal differences between domestic assault and domestic violence. Domestic assault typically leads to domestic violence, and occurs when an individual insills a fear of hurting someone else in their domestic circle. A domestic circle usually involves partners, spouses, or close family and friends that are lived with.
The violence may involve many different types of assault, including physical or emotional. Domestic violence involves the act of hurting another individual within one’s domestic circle.
A domestic violence or assault charge should be taken very seriously because it can lead to serious consequences if it’s not handled properly. An experienced lawyer will be able to navigate the confusing legal system and establish a strong defense for you. They will inform you of each step of the entire process so you never feel confused or out of the loop about your charges.
Types of Domestic Violence Charges
There are many different types of domestic violence charges you could be facing. Some of them include:
- Physical abuse: This is the most recognizable form of domestic violence, and it involves physical force to cause harm to someone else. Physical abuse is the one that most often comes to mind since it’s the most noticeable to others.
- Emotional abuse: This type of abuse involves harming a victim’s self-worth either through insulting them, humiliating them, or criticizing them. This type of abuse is highly harmful to the victim and is usually the first of the accusations made in a domestic violence case. They are just as hard to fight as physical assault cases, and only a seasoned attorney can form truly valid defenses.
- Sexual abuse: This is one of the most intense kinds of domestic violence charges you could be accused of. It may include different aspects such as unwanted touching or advances, demeaning sexual behaviors, and rape. Being falsely accused of sexual abuse is no light matter, and the accusing party can get in a lot of trouble. If you think someone is falsely accusing you, speaking with our sex crimes attorney at our law office is the best course of action you can take.
- Financial abuse: This is a type of abuse that’s not talked about as often, but you may find yourself facing charges against it. This type of abuse involves preventing another individual from having access to or spending their own money. It may also include someone preventing their spouse or family member from getting a job or education that comes along with monetary value.
- Psychological abuse: While it’s close to emotional abuse, a psychological abuse charge is slightly different. This term refers to any intimidating, threatening, or fear-causing behavior.
How the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez Can Help
Our team at the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez is fully equipped to be your criminal defense attorney when facing any of these situations. The consequences for any type of domestic violence or domestic assault case can be severe, which is why you don’t want to risk facing them alone.
If you’re looking for a reputable, hard-hitting, and dedicated defense attorney, the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez is here to listen and offer professional help.
Our experienced and dedicated domestic violence lawyer is very familiar with the obstacles the accused individual faces when charged with domestic assault. We pride ourselves on providing aggressive and powerful counsel when it’s needed most. Our client’s rights and interests are always our priority throughout every stage of the process.
Felonies & Misdemeanor Classifications
Depending on the circumstances and specifics of the incident, domestic assault offenses can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony. Usually, it will be considered a simple assault, which is considered a Class A misdemeanor.
However, some domestic assault cases may be considered a felony if:
- There was serious bodily injury
- There were deadly weapons involved
- The accused has prior domestic assault convictions
If the defendant is charged and convicted of two domestic assault crimes within a 12-month period, then they can be additionally charged with “continuous violence against the family,” which is considered a third-degree felony.
Contact Our San Antonio Domestic Violence Lawyers
No matter what the circumstances of your assault are, it’s vital for you to have your case examined by a proven legal counselor. Our team wants to ensure that your case receives the scrutiny it deserves.
Without working with a dedicated lawyer, you may be facing hefty consequences such as large fines and jail time. Working with our team can be the difference between spending years in jail or walking free.
Don’t face these scary charges without an advocate by your side. Call our San Antonio criminal defense attorneys at 210-265-6564 today or use our online form to request a free case evaluation today.
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