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.
Texas Domestic Violence Laws
Under Texas law, three different crimes 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, domestic violence situations can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. While felony charges generally carry more significant criminal penalties, any conviction can have long-term consequences. For this reason, waiting to consult with a domestic violence lawyer could be costly.
Protecting Your Rights and Safety
At Joseph Veith Law, we understand the seriousness and emotional toll that domestic violence can have on individuals and families. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence navigate the legal process and protect their rights and safety.
Our attorneys are well-versed in Texas domestic violence laws and can provide you with the guidance and support you need. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized strategy to ensure your safety and advocate for your best interests.
Our domestic violence services include:
- Obtaining protective orders: We can assist you in obtaining a protective order, also known as a restraining order, which can legally prohibit the abuser from contacting or coming near you.
- Legal representation: Our skilled attorneys will represent you in court and fight for your rights. We will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and present a strong case on your behalf.
- Safety planning: We will help you develop a safety plan to ensure your immediate and long-term safety. This may include finding a safe place to stay, connecting you with support services, and providing information on available resources.
- Collaboration with law enforcement: We will work closely with law enforcement agencies to ensure that your case is properly investigated and that necessary legal actions are taken.
- Emotional support: Our compassionate team understands the emotional trauma associated with domestic violence. We will provide you with the support and resources you need to heal and move forward.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, do not hesitate to contact Joseph Veith Law. We are here to help you navigate the legal process and ensure your safety and well-being. Your voice deserves to be heard, and we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.
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, impacting your ability to pursue your career goals and making it difficult to find employment.
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.
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