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Domestic Violence Attorney in Round Rock
Defending Clients Charged With Domestic Violence in Williamson County
Domestic violence is a violent crime against a family member, fiancé, boyfriend, girlfriend, or domestic partner. Many assault charges are the result of accusations of domestic violence. A first-time domestic violence offense will usually be charged as a Class C misdemeanor. A person with a prior domestic violence history, including a case that resulted in deferred adjudication, could face felony charges for a second offense. A person found guilty of domestic violence assault will not only lose the right to possess a firearm but the conviction can never be sealed or expunged. Early intervention by a skilled attorney is extremely important when negotiating with the prosecution for a reduction in charges or case dismissal dealing with the prosecution for a reduction in charges or case dismissal.
- Threatening a person with bodily harm
- Physical contact with a person against their wishes and in an offensive manner
- Committing a violent act that causes injury
A contentious divorce and child custody case can often result in false domestic violence charges to influence the outcome of a settlement. Once a person has been charged with domestic violence, the prosecution can pursue the case even if the alleged victim changes their mind later. It is also likely that a protective order will be issued, which could prevent you from seeing your children. The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck is a knowledgeable criminal defense firm serving Williamson County that will provide dedicated and determined representation if you have been accused of domestic violence.
Have you been charged with domestic violence in Texas? Call The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck today at (512) 337-6285 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our Round Rock domestic violence lawyer!
What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Texas?
In Texas, domestic violence, also known as family violence, is considered a criminal offense and can result in serious penalties. The penalties for domestic violence in Texas include the following
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
- Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- First-degree felony: 5 to 99 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- In addition to these criminal penalties, a person convicted of domestic violence in Texas may also face additional consequences such as court-ordered counseling, community service, and loss of child custody or visitation rights.
If you have been charged with domestic violence in Texas, it is crucial to seek the advice of our domestic violence attorney in Round Rock as soon as possible. We can help you understand the charges against you and the potential consequences and help you build a solid defense to protect your rights and freedom.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are resources available to help you, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline and local shelters and advocacy groups.
When is Domestic Violence a Felony?
In Texas, domestic violence can be charged as a felony under certain circumstances. These include:
- If the alleged perpetrator has a prior conviction for domestic violence
- If the alleged perpetrator used or exhibited a deadly weapon during the commission of the offense
- If the alleged perpetrator caused serious bodily injury to the victim
- If the alleged perpetrator committed the offense while on bond or probation for a previous domestic violence offense
- If the alleged perpetrator committed the offense and has a history of family violence, as defined by Texas law.
It should be noted that domestic violence can also be charged as a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances.
How to Defend Against a Domestic Violence Charge
In Texas, the courts view domestic violence as any violent and/or abusive criminal act committed by one member of a family or household against another member, such as a spouse, child, or significant other, or against another member of the same household. Many domestic violence cases are initiated by individuals who wish to exert a certain level of power or control over their loved ones and use physical, sexual, emotional, financial, or psychological abuse. Other cases are moments of outrage or anger directed toward a loved one. Other cases involve false accusations or actions taken to defend against a physical attack.
Our firm has achieved some notable verdicts in criminal cases involving domestic violence, most recently in a case where a woman was accused of assaulting her boyfriend by throwing an object at him, causing a laceration. The firm helped the client to avoid penalties and get the charges dismissed.
Contact Our Round Rock Domestic Violence Attorney Today
At The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck, you can count on our criminal defense attorneys to protect your rights at every turn. We know how frightening it can be to have a moment of anger or an act of self-defense be turned into a criminal charge for domestic violence or assault family violence. We are dedicated to our clients and committed to getting the charges against you dismissed, reduced, or a favorable verdict at trial.
Contact The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck today to schedule a FREE consultation with our domestic violence lawyer in Round Rock!
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