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Charged with Family Violence?

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Under § 71.004 of the Texas Constitution and Statutes, family violence is defined as the action of a family member against another member of the household that is intended to cause physical harm or assault. Family violence includes family abuse and dating violations. Also called domestic violence, it can take many forms, including:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Child endangerment

If a protective order has been placed against you or if you are charged with family violence, speak with a Denton criminal defense attorney from our firm at once.

Penalties for Family Violence in Texas

Family violence, also called domestic violence, can turn into a serious legal matter when a minor dispute results in a 911 call. If you are arrested, the prosecution will then determine whether to press charges. After the prosecutor's decision is made, the alleged victim will not have any influence over whether charges will be pressed or not.

Family violence can result in up to 1 year of imprisonment and a maximum $4,000 fine. Second and subsequent offenses carry more severe penalties. First offenses are classified as Class A misdemeanors, whereas second offenses are classified as felonies.

Contact a Denton Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have you been accused of or arrested for a charge of family violence? If so, keep in mind that you still have legal rights. To begin with, you have the right to legal representation and counsel. We encourage you to speak with the experienced lawyer from our firm. You can find out more about your case and what specific penalties you may face by scheduling a free case evaluation. We have been representing individuals throughout Denton, Texas since 1998 and continue to protect their rights. Contact Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law today!

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