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Temple Assault Family Violence Defense Attorneys

Providing People Facing Assault Family Violence Charges in Texas with Aggressive and High-Quality Legal Defense Services

If you or someone you know has been charged with assault family violence in Temple, it can be an overwhelming and potentially confusing situation. It’s important to educate yourself on the laws surrounding these charges, so that you understand your rights and the key actions you should take if you’re faced with an assault family violence charge in Temple.

Fighting for justice is never easy, especially when it comes to criminal charges. But at Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we are dedicated to being your champions in times of need. Whether you're facing assault family violence charges or other criminal allegations, our focus is always on protecting your rights and interests. Our top priority is our clients, and we'll do everything in our power to defend you with unwavering commitment. With us, you can have confidence that you're in the hands of a team that understands what's at stake and is ready to fight for you.

For more information about Texas’ assault family violence laws, or to discuss your situation with our experienced assault family violence defense lawyers in Temple, TX, give us a call at (512) 359-3743 or contact us online today for a free consultation. We’re available 24/7.

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  • Rejected Pre-Indictment Aggravated Assault Strangulation/Impeding Airway Investigation
  • Case Dismissed DWI

    Our client was pulled over for failure to signal intent to turn. The arresting officer claimed the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed (67 MPH in a 30 MPH zone) resulting in a chase. When our client stopped, the officer noted the smell of alcohol on our client’s breath.

  • Case Dismissed Felony Assault Family Violence

    Our client was charged with felony Assault Family Violence for allegedly attacking her ex-boyfriend and scratching his face. The State appeared ready to file enhanced charges. Upon receiving the evidence, our firm found issues with the police video and discovered that the 9-1-1 call did not indicate that our client as the first aggressor.

  • Case Dismissed Felony DWI w/ Child Passenger

    After spending Thanksgiving Day with her family, our client drove home with her daughter in the backseat of her car. She was pulled over for speeding and given a warning. At that point, she should have been free to leave. Instead, a backup officer arrived on scene and demanded that the client step out of the car so he could perform an “investigation.”

  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Robbery

What Is Assault Family Violence?

In Texas, family violence is when a family member or household member acts in a way that intends to harm another family or household member physically or put them in fear of imminent harm. However, reasonable discipline of a child is not considered abuse. Abuse is defined as physical injury that results in a genuine threat or significant harm, sexual contact, sexual conduct, sexual intercourse, or encouraging a child to engage in sexual conduct.

When it comes to family violence reports, the term 'family' covers more than just blood relatives. It also includes those who are related through marriage or former marriage, foster parents and children, roommates, and anyone who has lived in the same household. It's important to remember that family violence can happen in any type of household, not just those related by blood.

Penalties for an Assault Family Violence Conviction in Temple

Being charged with assault family violence in Temple can have serious consequences. A conviction may lead to a range of punishments, including:

  • Domestic Assault – For a Class C misdemeanor, a conviction can result in a $500 fine. If the incident is categorized as a Class A misdemeanor, a conviction can lead to a $4,000 fine and up to a year in jail. For a third-degree felony, a conviction can result in a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.
  • Aggravated Domestic Assault – If the incident is categorized as a second-degree felony, a conviction can lead to up to $10,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison. If it is categorized as a first-degree felony, a conviction can result in life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Continuous Family Violence – This is considered a third-degree felony and can result in up to $10,000 in fines and up to 10 years in prison.

Additionally, these charges may limit the ability to obtain employment, housing, professional licensing, and more.

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