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Domestic Violence can have serious consequences for the accused

Domestic Violence can come in the form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse of family members or romantic partners. Penalties for domestic violence charges are serious and are dependent on a number of factors. These factors can include the severity of the act, if other offenses have occurred, or whether injuries are involved. Penalties can range from probation, counseling or community service for first-time offenders to significant fines and jail time for repeat offenders.

What are the consequences for the accused?

Have you been accused or charged with a property crime? We all own property of some kind; mobile phones, computers, homes, vehicles, land, etc. and each and every one of us have rights when this property is damaged or goes missing. It's not just the one who owns the property that stands to lose a great deal in these cases, it's also the individuals accused of the crime that do as well. Even the mere accusation of a crime can have devastating consequences.

Looking at the other side of the coin - the accused

Domestic violence is a serious offense and can have devastating consequences for both the victim and the accused. Understandably, there are many programs available to the victim such as the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence in Texas. However, there are far fewer programs to help those accused of the abuse to deal with the mental, physical and financial strain allegations put on them and their families.

Property crimes are seldom cut and dry cases

Property crimes affect us all and can have far reaching consequences for all those involved. Victims of crime such as home invasion, robbery or vandalism are often left with a feeling of disbelief that it has happened to them and a fear of it happening again. They have likely worked very hard to provide a home for their families and have acquired many personal possessions along the way, many of which have sentimental value and are irreplaceable. This makes it difficult to ascertain value.

When do prosecutors pursue criminal charges for drug crimes?

There are numerous drug-related crimes being committed throughout the country and El Paso, Texas is not exempt. These include a wide range of criminal charges such as possession of drug paraphernalia and drug possession, to drug manufacturing and drug distribution or trafficking. All drug charges can have serious consequences.

Juvenile Crimes can have long-term repercussions

The juvenile law system is in place to protect all those affected by crimes committed by a minor. In the eyes of the law, there is no age limit when it comes to committing a crime. Crimes such as shoplifting, vandalism, minor consumption of alcohol, underage drinking and driving, illegal substance abuse or even more serious crimes such as assault, murder and date rape are all crimes that can fall under the jurisdiction of juvenile law.

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