Recent changes to Texas law allow prosecutors to enhance certain misdemeanor domestic violence charges to felonies. If you are convicted of domestic violence and get charged again, it may be enhanced to a felony. If you have two domestic violence offenses, for which you were not convicted, within 12 months, they can be combined to become a felony. In addition, there is a new felony choking assault charge.
At the Rosales Law Firm, our experienced domestic violence attorneys will listen carefully to your case and present the best defense possible under the circumstances. If you contact us early enough, we may be able to investigate the charges, reduce any bond you may have and perhaps get the charges reduced or dropped.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 915-219-5516. Our El Paso defense attorneys represent clients throughout El Paso and surrounding areas, including military members stationed at Fort Bliss.
Texas Domestic Abuse Attorneys
Working with an experienced defense lawyer is important because prosecutors are getting more aggressive. They may encourage victims to press charges and testify against the abuser.
Domestic or family violence includes physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse of family members or romantic partners. The penalties are serious and depend on factors such as the severity of the act, whether there have been other offenses, or whether or not there was an injury.
The penalties can range from probation, counseling and community service for first-time offenders to significant fines, counseling and jail time for repeat offenders. A conviction can also result in deportation for non-U.S. citizens. In addition, the Lautenberg Amendment will prevent you from owning or using firearms and ammunition. This is a serious issue for members of the military.
El Paso Family Violence Defense Lawyers
Contact our office or call 915-219-5516 today to discuss your case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.
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