Domestic Assault Charges in Texas
Aggressive Defense from a Proven San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer
Domestic assault is described in the main Texas assault statute (Texas Penal Code § 22.01), but these cases often have additional considerations that distinguish them from other assault charges. Prosecutors take domestic assault allegations very seriously and Texas laws can provide additional charges and penalties to those convicted. If you have been charged with an assault that took place in your household, the time to speak with legal counsel is now.
At the Law Office Of Jesse Hernandez, our experienced and dedicated San Antonio criminal defense lawyer is well-versed in the obstacles the accused face when charged with domestic assault. That is why we pride ourselves on providing aggressive counsel that makes our clients’ rights and interests an absolute priority throughout every stage of their case.
You do not have to face this ordeal without an advocate in your corner. Call us at 210-265-6564 today.
Felonies & Misdemeanors
Like other assault charges, domestic assault offenses can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the alleged incident. In most cases, it will be considered a simple assault, which is considered a Class A misdemeanor.
There are however, some cases in which domestic assault will be considered a felony:
- If there was serious bodily injury
- If there were deadly weapons involved
- If the accused has prior domestic assault convictions
It is important to note that if the defendant is charged and convicted of two domestic assault crimes over a 12-month period, then they can be additionally charged with “continuous violence against the family,” which is considered a third-degree felony. No matter what the circumstances of your assault charge might be, it is essential that you have your case examined by a proven legal counselor ready to look after your interests and ensure that your case receives the scrutiny it deserves.
Do not hesitate to start countering the state’s case against you. Use our online form to request a free case evaluation today.