Domestic Violence Charges: Know Your Rights

Let’s face it, no one plans on being arrested for a domestic violence charge. If you’re in such a predicament, knowing your rights is pivotal for ensuring your voice is heard and justice prevails. Whether you’re the accused person or you’re concerned about a loved one, contact our law firm for help. Tad Nelson & Associates has helped people fight back against family assault charges since 1995. Depending on the details of your case, we’ll know which defense strategies to consider and which ones to avoid. If you have questions about securing legal representation for your case, let’s talk about it. We provide free case reviews, and we welcome you to contact our law office to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We can be reached at 713-659-0909. Domestic Violence & Texas Law Texas Penal Code § 22.01(a)(1) defines assault offenses. In Texas, domestic violence cases aren’t taken lightly. Here’s a breakdown of assault offenses in Texas. Assault: Causing bodily injury to another intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly. Aggravated Assault: Per Texas Penal Code § 22.02, this is assault with the addition of causing serious bodily injury or using a deadly weapon during the assault. A conviction carries heavier penalties due to the nature of the offense. Assault on a Family Member: This is any assault offense, as defined above, committed against a family member, household member, or a current or former dating partner. When Justice Stumbles False Arrests for Assault We’d love to say that justice is always fair, […]