Dallas Domestic Violence Lawyers
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Family violence or assault in Texas is defined as intentionally or knowingly causing or threatening bodily injury to another person, specifically someone who is a spouse, child, roommate, partner, or similar domestic relation.
At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., our skilled Dallas domestic violence lawyers understand what is at stake with an assault conviction in Texas. We provide our clients with honest assessments of their cases, as well as explain to them their options so they can decide how to move forward.
With decades of proven experience, we are more than prepared to assist with your case. We also leverage the experience of Attorney Scott H. Palmer, who is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Call our legal team today at (214) 891-3382.
Defending Domestic Violence Charges in Texas
The charges for assault family violence can include:
- Class C misdemeanor - Up to $500 fine
- Class A misdemeanor - As much as 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine
- Third degree felony - Between 2 and 10 years in prison plus a $10,000 fine
- Second degree felony - Between 2 and 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine
- First degree felony - Between 5 and 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine
The most common assault charges we handle at our firm involves domestic violence. What most of our clients do not understand before they enter our office is that the Texas state legislature has created a family violence enhancement when it comes to crimes involving family abuse such as child abuse or sexual abuse of a family member.
This enhancement means that assault convictions involving family violence carry harsher penalties than other types of assault. A conviction will lead to a longer jail sentence, higher fines and the inability to possess or own a firearm. You need an aggressive, experienced Dallas domestic violence attorney who can protect your rights and defend against domestic assault allegations.
Contact a Dallas Domestic Violence Defense Attorney at Our Firm
If you have been arrested for domestic violence or any other assault charge, contact us for criminal defense help in Dallas. We offer phone consultations to new clients. We also travel to meet clients if they are in jail or otherwise unable to come to our offices.