Kerrville Domestic Violence Lawyer
ARE YOU FACING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE IN KERRVILLE?
It is a serious matter to be charged with domestic violence. It isn't only the habitual offender who can pay a heavy price, personally and professionally. A person can have a momentary episode of rage sparked by an argument and suddenly find himself or herself taken into custody. Even if the alleged victim later recants, the case can proceed, as only the prosecutor could decide to drop the case. Family violence encompasses assaults by spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends, household family members, and others in close relationships.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact a Kerrville criminal defense lawyer experienced in family violence charges to defend you. Without a carefully crafted defense, you could be facing jail, stiff fines, and the loss of certain rights. It is not uncommon for false accusations to lead to an arrest and a restraining order, which must be resolved, even if you are innocent.
FAMILY VIOLENCE CHARGE IN KERRVILLE
It is not necessary for you to actually have physical contact with the victim to be charged with domestic violence. Assault by threat or content can be accomplished just by threatening to harm the other person, or it can be as simple as poking the other person's body with your finger, knowing that the other person will be upset about the contact. Assault causing bodily injury can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the various factors.
Penalties for a domestic violence conviction can be up to a year in jail and as much as $4000 in fines for a first offense. Subsequent convictions can result in up to 10 years in state prison, along with fines up to $10,000.
For a free, confidential consultation contact the Law Offices of Daniel & Hudson at (210) 222-2297. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.