Conroe Domestic Violence Attorney
Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Montgomery County
Domestic violence involves a variety of violent crimes directed toward a family member or person with whom one has a romantic relationship. Domestic violence charges have enhanced penalties along with unpleasant consequences such as having to move out of one's house or give up one's right to have firearms. Also distinctive about domestic violence is that it is one of the few crimes for which a policeman may make a warrantless arrest without having observed the crime. An individual may be arrested just on the say-so of a spouse with no other evidence to back it up. For strong defense against domestic violence charges in Montgomery County, it is urged that one contact a Conroe domestic violence attorney from Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law.
Have you been accused of domestic violence? Call Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law, today at (936) 681-0031 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation with a skilled domestic violence lawyer in Conroe.
What is Domestic Violence?
An individual can be charged with domestic violence with the commission of an assault against a family member. This can be a threat directed at a spouse, causing a fear of immediate bodily injury. It may also be for physical contact intentionally or recklessly causing injury or contact which the person should know would be offensive.
What is Considered Domestic Violence in Texas?
Domestic violence is a serious offense in the state of Texas. The following are some types of domestic violence that are identified by Texas law:
- Physical violence: Any physical harm or injury inflicted on a family or household member that can include hitting, punching, slapping, kicking, or choking.
- Sexual violence: Any unwanted sexual contact or activity that includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape.
- Emotional abuse: Any behavior with the intention to control, intimidate, or manipulate a family or household member, including name-calling, threatening, belittling, or isolating the victim from family and friends.
- Economic abuse: Any behavior that is intended to control a family or household member's financial resources, like restricting access to money, stopping the victim from getting a job, or using money as a tool of manipulation or control.
- Stalking: Any behavior that is intended to track, monitor, or harass a family or household member, including following the victim, sending threatening messages, making threatening calls, or damaging the victim's property.
What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence?
If you are charged with domestic violence and are convicted, you can face serious penalties depending on the underlying crime that was committed.
Possible penalties for domestic violence crimes include:
- First-degree felony: punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and 5 to 99 years in prison
- Second-degree felony: punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and 2 to 20 years in prison
- Third-degree felony: punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and 2 to 10 years in prison
- Class A misdemeanor: punishable by up to a $4,000 fine and/or up to one year in jail
Contact a Skilled Domestic Violence Lawyer in Conroe Today
Attorney Doug Atkinson provides accomplished defense against domestic violence charges for clients in Conroe and throughout Montgomery County. He knows the stress the client is under and works tirelessly to set things right again for the client. He is alert to the fact that many times spouses will exaggerate or lie to get their partner in trouble with the law. Where appropriate, he challenges the credibility of the spouse and points to the fact that there is no outward evidence of abuse. The Conroe domestic violence lawyer seeks to have the client free of charges and fully exonerated. He is pleased to consult with individuals seeking help with domestic violence charges.
Contact Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law, today to get started on your defense with an experienced Conroe domestic violence attorney.