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Are you facing accusations of domestic violence?
These are some of the scariest charges that someone can face in the Texas criminal justice system because they are so often the stereotypical “he said, she said” situation. A false accusation by a spouse, domestic partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate, or scorned ex can leave you facing serious criminal charges, restraining orders, limited access to your family, fines and possible incarceration. A domestic violence conviction may also result in losing voting privileges, losing the right to own a firearm, limited adoption rights, employment issues, housing issues, and more. Domestic violence charges are extremely serious and require immediate professional legal help.
Domestic Violence Penalties
- Assault Family Violence: up to one year in jail and a possible fine up to $4,000 (Class A Misdemeanor)
- Assault Family Violence Second Offense: 2 to 10 years in prison and a possible fine up to $10,000 (3rd Degree Felony)
- Assault Family Violence – Choking: 2 to 10 years in prison and a possible fine up to $10,000 (3rd Degree Felony)
- Assault Family Violence – Choking (with a prior family violence conviction): 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine up to $10,000 (2nd Degree Felony)
Protecting Your Rights
David Overhuls knows that allegations of family violence can be used to gain leverage in custody disputes or a contentious divorce. In some cases, the situation is simply a heated argument that went down a trail that no one wanted it to.
Prosecutors take domestic violence cases very seriously and are extremely reluctant to dismiss charges. It is vital that you hire a defense attorney that has knowledge of how prosecutors investigate and handle domestic violence cases so that you do not become the victim of false criminal accusations.
David Overhuls has experience handling misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases and can help obtain the best possible outcome for you. Contact Mr. Overhuls today at 713-223-8801 to obtain your free consultation.Contact David About Your Domestic Violence Charges