Conroe Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic Violence Charges in Texas
Domestic violence involves a variety of violent crimes directed toward a family member or person with whom one is having 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.
If you are facing charges for domestic violence, get the defense you need by contacting our firm today.
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 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
Get Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
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.
Facing domestic violence charges? Contact a Conroe domestic violence lawyer at the firm for effective defense.