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Arrested for family violence in Texas?

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


Texas considers the assault against a family member a very pressing crime. The State can tabulate family assault cases into two types of cases. First being where the victim wants the defendant to pay for what they have done, the second is where the victim doesn't want to pursue any charges against the defendant. Prosecutors in Texas are very aggressive with domestic assault and do not dismiss the charge even where the victim doesn’t want to pursue charges until a defense attorney convinces them that the charge can’t be proven. At Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm, we fight fir you and on your side.

If you have been arrested for domestic assault it is important to immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney at Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm. We will be able to explain your rights, plan and defend your case aggressively and professionally, and obtain the best possible result for you under the circumstances.




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