No Going Back on Charges of Domestic Violence

Being charged with domestic violence against a loved one or a significant other is an accusation that is not to be taken lightly. A person is guilty of domestic assault in the state of Texas if he commits an assault against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner. Domestic assault consists of:

  • Intentionally causing bodily injuries to another person
  • Intentionally threatening another person with imminent bodily injury
  • Intentionally causing physical contact with another that the offender knows the victim will find offensive

Domestic assault in Texas is a class A misdemeanor, meaning that the punishment could consist of serving up to one year in jail and paying a fine of up to $4,000. Another penalty of domestic assault is a restraining order. This order can keep you from returning home if you live with the person who accused you, and can affect child custody. Domestic violence accusations affect all parties involved, but it is devastating to the person who is accused. As we all know, getting into a fight with a significant other is not anything out of the ordinary. The problem exists when the argument goes too far and one person if falsely accused by the other out of anger. Many times, we find ourselves saying hurtful and untrue things in the heat of the moment. If these false accusations get taken to court, there is no reversing it.

Through data and numbers, we can see that domestic violence is a somber issue. In Texas in the year of 2012 alone, 114 women were killed from acts of domestic violence and there were 188,992 family violence incidents listed. These tragic numbers reveal that domestic violence is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. However, I will bring to light the facts from your case that will prove that you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence.

If you are facing accusations of domestic violence in the state of Texas, you need an experienced defense attorney who can help you achieve the best outcome possible. Being convicted for domestic violence is a serious crime that can tarnish your future forever. Do not hesitate to call me, Thomas C. Locke at (832) 308-7623 for a consultation.