San Antonio Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Accusations of domestic violence, like assault to a family member, justifiable or not, can tear apart an already tense family situation. If you are at the center of these allegations, an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer can make matters right.
If you are arrested for conduct or an incident involving domestic violence, you may be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor or even a 3rd Degree Felony if you have a criminal history that includes a prior convictions or probation for domestic violence.
The sentence associated with a conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence involves serious penalties that include up to 1-year incarceration in county jail and a maximum fine of up to $4,000. If you have a prior conviction or probation resulting in a 3rd Degree Felony charge you may be sentenced from two to ten years in state prison and a maximum fine as high as $10,000. Other penalties may include mandatory counseling, anger management classes, and probation.
While domestic violence is a serious issue, the broad scope of the statute places an enormous amount of discretion with the prosecutor so it is imperative to retain an experienced San Antonio domestic assault defense attorney. I have handled many domestic violence cases, and recognize the value of early intervention, which may prevent formal charges from being filed.
A variety of offenses may fall under the general category of domestic violence, including assault, battery, kidnapping, sexual assault, and false imprisonment. If you or a family member has been charged with domestic violence or is under investigation for domestic violence contact me at (210) 881-7509. I may be able to assist you.
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