Fighting Domestic Violence Charges in Houston

If you’re facing criminal charges in Houston related to domestic violence, It’s a serious situation. As a Houston-based criminal defense lawyer with a specialization in criminal law, I want to provide you with an overview of domestic violence cases under Texas law. If you’re seeking legal counsel, I’ll give you some insight into how the seasoned legal professionals at our law firm could assist you in such circumstances. If you have any questions, contact my office at 713-659-0909. Domestic Violence & Texas Law Under Texas law, domestic violence (also referred to as “family violence”) occurs when an individual commits or threatens a violent act against a family member, household member, or someone they’re currently dating or have dated in the past. This act can either be intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or a genuine threat that reasonably places the victim in fear of imminent physical harm. Texas Domestic Violence Laws at a Glance The Texas Family Code §71.004 outlines the state’s legal definition of family violence. It’s important to understand this because the exact nature of the act and the relationship between the parties involved significantly impact the charges and potential penalties should the accused party be convicted. Criminal Charges & Potential Consequences The criminal classification of criminal charges for domestic violence in Texas can range from a Class C misdemeanor (for threats or minor physical contact) to a first-degree felony (for serious physical harm or use of a weapon). The severity of the criminal classification […]