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Fighting Against Charges of Family Violence in Williamson County

Domestic violence or assault family violence charges are severe and can impact your life, finances, and freedom and future. A conviction can affect your family and personal life, as well as your professional or work life. These charges commonly occur in tandem with restraining orders or protective orders that can remove you from your home, affect time spent with your children, and lead to other restrictions and requirements. All of this can lead to serious emotional distress.

In assault family violence matters, refrain from speaking to law enforcement, your accuser, or anyone else about your case other than your Georgetown domestic violence lawyer. Anything you say to anyone else can be used against you later in court.

If you’re facing a charge of domestic violence, retain the services of Smith & Vinson Law Firm as soon as possible. We are a tried-and-tested firm with the experience and insight needed to mount a strong defense. When you choose us, you will work with former prosecutors, proven trial lawyers, and a team dedicated to fighting your charges.

Call us at (512) 359-3743 or contact us through our online request form as soon as possible. Our Georgetown, TX domestic violence lawyers offer a free initial consultation.

Domestic Violence Charges in Georgetown, Texas

Texas actively and aggressively pursues charges involving family violence and abuse in an effort to protect victims and their children.

Three different types of charges can be levied:

  • Domestic assault
  • Aggravated domestic assault
  • Continuous violence against the family

Domestic violence charges arise when an offense is committed against:

  • Current and former spouses,
  • Children and foster children,
  • Individuals who share a child in common,
  • Those related by blood or marriage,
  • People living together in the same household, or
  • Current dating partners or former dating partners

An assault family violence offense is committed when you intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury, threaten imminent bodily injury, or engage in physical contact you know will be considered offensive by the victim. Reckless behavior is described as that which may not necessarily be intended to harm but is done without thinking about the consequences of one’s actions.

In Texas, if you have no previous convictions, domestic assault is charged as a Class A misdemeanor. This level of crime is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or fines of up to $4,000. You may also be subject to probation and may have to provide restitution to the victim, as well as be ordered to attend a batterer’s program.

If you do have previous convictions, the charge is elevated to a third-degree felony.

Georgetown, TX Aggravated Domestic Assault Penalties

This type of charge occurs when a domestic assault incident results in serious bodily injury against the alleged victim. This type of injury could include fractured bones, head injuries, disfigurement, or another injury severe enough to require surgery or a trip to the hospital. The use of a deadly weapon, whether it is a gun, knife, baseball bat, or anything else, will also be charged as “aggravated.” Depending on the degree of injury and whether a weapon was used, the offense may be charged as a second- or first-degree felony. Conviction penalties may include 2 to 20 years or 5 years to life in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

Continuous Family Violence Penalties in Georgetown, TX

Continuous family violence occurs when two or more assaults in a domestic setting occur within 1 year. The assault does not have to have been made against the same victim. The crime is a third-degree felony. A conviction is punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and/or fines of up to $10,000.

Smith & Vinson Law Firm Is Here for You

Whatever the circumstances may be regarding your charges, you need a strong legal advocate who will do everything possible to mitigate the consequences. Get our Georgetown, TX domestic violence attorneys working your case as soon as possible. Our term represents clients in Round Rock, Cedar Park and throughout Williamson County.

Contact us at (512) 359-3743 today to speak with our Georgetown, TX domestic violence lawyers.

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