Texas Courts Are Harsh On Assault Crimes
If you have been charged with domestic violence assault in the state of Texas, it is extremely important that you contact an experienced lawyer immediately to represent you. Do not make the mistake of thinking that your charges are not that serious or that there is not enough evidence against you. Many courts tend to rule on the side of caution when it comes to domestic violence, penalizing suspected offenders harshly.
The attorneys at Kyle Law Firm can fight alongside you every step of the way. Drawing on more than 60 years of experience, we understand how to protect your rights and reputation.
Domestic Lawsuit Process
Domestic violence assault charges can be filed in many different circumstances, including physical violence against another person and threats of violence. Oftentimes, when the police are called to assist with a domestic dispute, someone is charged. This does not necessarily mean that those charged will hold up in a court of law, but it is imperative that you have a criminal lawyer who understands the intricacies of Texas assault family violence laws.
For first-time offenders, domestic violence assault charges are often considered a misdemeanor if no weapon is used. However, if second or third charges are filed at a later time, the magnitude of the charges increases, and after a few misdemeanors the domestic violence charge will be considered a felony. This is why it is so important for you to fight hard against every charge.
Convictions Are Life-Changing
Even a misdemeanor conviction can cause unforeseen problems in your future.
Some of the consequences of a violent crime conviction include:
- You may be ineligible for several different types of jobs such as teaching, law enforcement or nursing.
- You may be prevented from being able to purchase a firearm for up to five years.
- For people who may be going through a divorce or custody battle, a charge of this magnitude can also jeopardize your chances in family court.
Give your case a fair shot at the best possible outcome by having an aggressive lawyer from the Kyle Law Firm represent you. We are knowledgeable in the various Texas family violence laws, and will use our knowledge to try to reduce your charges or even have them dropped entirely. What may seem like a personal domestic dispute to you can turn into something very serious if you are not properly represented in court.