What is the difference between assault and domestic assault?

Assault is typically only charged as a simple misdemeanor when there is little or no physical harm inflicted upon the alleged victim. However, even in these less serious altercations, a felony charge may be levied when a family member or spouse is involved. This is known as domestic assault. If the victim is a domestic partner or other family member of the alleged actor, charges may be upgraded to a 3rd degree felony with significantly higher potential penalties, including up to 10 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.

If you have been charged with domestic assault, it is essential that you seek skilled legal representation in order to protect your rights and interests in court. Contact the Denton domestic assault attorneys at Alexander & Associates today at (972) 420-6560.