Dallas Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Texas?

What exactly is involved in a crime of domestic violence? It is considered a criminal offense that is committed when a person physically, verbally, sexually, or psychologically abuses another person within an intimate relationship. This includes issues between those that are partners, spouses, relatives or parents and children.

Consequences can vary greatly for domestic violence, depending on whether or not bodily injury occurred and/or if a deadly weapon was used. Below we have listed the various degrees of domestic violence and their potential penalties if convicted:

  • Class A Misdemeanor - Up to $4,000 in fines or 1 year in jail, or both
  • 3rd Degree Felony - Up to $10,000 in fines or 2-10 years in jail, or both
  • 2nd Degree Felony - Up to $10,000 in fines or 2-20 years in jail, or both
  • 1st Degree Felony - Up to $10,000 in fines or 5-99 years in jail, or both

Facts About Domestic Violence

  • Victims of domestic violence can be men or women. However, the vast majority of domestic abuse victims are in fact women.
  • On an annual basis, approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are subjected to domestic violence.
  • Throughout the country, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on cases of domestic violence, and more domestic violence offenders are being sentenced with imprisonment when they are convicted.
  • When a person is convicted of domestic violence, he/she may find it very difficult to obtain employment, housing or educational opportunities. Additionally, he/she may have a hard time obtaining occupational licenses.
  • There are numerous defenses to domestic violence charges including self-defense, factual innocence and lack of evidence.

Experienced Domestic Violence Legal Counsel

In today's world, more and more cases of domestic violence are being reported to law enforcement instead of being ignored. This has led to numerous states, including Texas, adopting stricter laws and legal consequences when it comes to domestic abuse. Immediately contacting highly-qualified Dallas domestic violence lawyer, Thomas D'Amore, if you have been charged with domestic violence can make all the difference in your case. With over two decades of legal experience, he is intimately acquainted with all of the happenings both in and out of the courtroom. Allow him to defend your rights – fill out our free case evaluation form today!

Working with a skilled Dallas domestic violence defense lawyer is the best decision people can make if you have been accused of this offense. Call D'Amore Law Firm today for a FREE consultation at (800) 738-1960!