Domestic Violence Lawyer in El Paso
Facing Charges in Texas for Domestic Abuse?
A domestic violence conviction can have a serious and lasting impact on your life. If you have been accused of domestic violence, Joseph Veith Law can help. Our El Paso domestic violence attorney is an aggressive and experienced litigator standing up for the rights of the accused. We have represented many clients in misdemeanor and felony cases involving members of the same family or household.
If you need an experienced defense attorney, call (915) 600-6045 to learn how we can help.
Texas Domestic Violence Laws
Under Texas law, there are 3 different crimes that fall under the category of domestic violence. The possible criminal charges include domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous violence against the family. In all cases, the alleged perpetrator and victim are members of the same family, live in the same household, or are currently or formerly involved in a romantic or dating relationship.
Family or household members include:
- Current and former spouses
- People with a child together
- A parent
- Children of a current or former spouse
- Those related by blood, adoption, or marriage
- People living in the same household
- Those in, or formerly in, a romantic relationship
Depending on the specific circumstances, situations involving domestic violence can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. While felony charges will generally carry greater criminal penalties, any conviction can have long-term consequences. For this reason, waiting to consult with a domestic violence lawyer could be costly.
What are the Domestic Violence Charges in Texas?
Domestic violence charges can range from Class A misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. In addition to the criminal penalties for a conviction, you will have a permanent criminal record and may lose several important rights. For example, you may be banned from possessing a firearm, be ineligible for financial aid for higher education, and, if you and the alleged victim have children together, your child custody may be impacted.
The criminal penalties for domestic violence include:
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to 1 year in jail and/or up to $4,000 in fines
- Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines
- Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 fine in fines
- First-degree felony: 5 to 99 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 fine in fines
Because being found guilty of domestic violence will result in a criminal record, your reputation can be harmed far into the future. If you have a felony conviction, you could lose a professional license, which can impact your ability to pursue your career goals and make it difficult to find employment.
Aggressive & Experienced Legal Representation
At Joseph Veith Law, our El Paso domestic violence lawyer understands that arguments between family members can get out of hand. In some cases, an arrest is made because police were called by a neighbor for a loud and heated argument. We will evaluate your situation to determine the best strategy for your defense. We are committed to delivering superior legal services with professionalism and respect.
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