Family violence is unfortunately a very common charge we see here in Texas. It is a pressing offense and can ruin a person’s life for quite some time if it has held them accountable for the act of violence. Under the Texas Penal Code section 22.01 act states:
a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1)Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse.
(2)Intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily harm, including the person’s spouse.
(3)Intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed against: (1) a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant; (2) a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section