Domestic Assault in Texas
The state of Texas vigorously pursues prosecution against people suspected of assault, and there are severe penalties in place for those convicted of this crime, all of which can have serious repercussions for an individual’s personal relationships and professional life. Additionally, assault allegations in which the victim is a domestic partner or family member have escalated penalties and even more severe consequences. Thus, if you are facing domestic assault accusations, it is important to have a knowledgeable, tenacious attorney by your side.
At Alexander & Associates, our legal team is committed to protecting your rights and interests in court and will work diligently to form an effective defense uniquely tailored to the circumstances of your case. To learn more about your legal options and rights, contact our Lewisville domestic assault attorneys today at (972) 420-6560.
Penalties After a Conviction
Most assaults that do not involve serious injury are classified as ‘simple assault’, which is only charged as a misdemeanor. However, when the actor is alleged to have committed violence against a family member or domestic partner, the charge is upgraded to a domestic assault and is subject to the following penalties:
- 3rd degree felony
- 2-10 years imprisonment
- Up to $10,000 in fines
The charge will be further upgraded to an aggravated domestic assault whenever there is serious injury involved or if the assault is made with a weapon. The penalties for aggravated domestic assault include the following:
- 1st degree felony
- 5 years to life imprisonment
- Up to $10,000 fine
Without effective legal representation, a minor altercation can lead to life-altering consequences.
If you have been charged with domestic assault or aggravated domestic assault, it is imperative that you seek out skilled legal representation in order to help defend you case in court. For a confidential legal consultation with a Lewisville domestic assault lawyer, contact Alexander & Associates today at (972) 420-6560.