Domestic violence involves using threats, force, and other forms of violence against a family member or others living in the same household. Once the authorities are alerted of domestic violence in the home, the case becomes a criminal matter. Law enforcement does not take these cases lightly. If you are convicted you could face numerous penalties that impact your daily life.
If you were accused of a crime of domestic violence, the consequences can quickly affect your life in serious ways. At Edgett Law Firm, we know what it takes to defend our clients and help them protect their ability to remain in contact with their families. Make sure you call our Plano domestic violence lawyer right away for help.
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Domestic Assault in Texas
In Texas, domestic violence is known as domestic assault. Prosecutors must prove that either the violence was committed intentionally or that there was an intentional threat of violence. A more serious form of domestic violence is called aggravated domestic assault. This may be charged if the alleged victim has sustained serious bodily injury.
The following are elements of domestic assault:
- Intentionally causing physical harm to another person
- Intentionally threatening to harm another person
- Intentionally making physical contact with another person, knowing that that individual will find the act offensive
These are the elements of aggravated domestic assault:
- Intentionally causing serious bodily injury to another person
- Using a deadly weapon while committing assault on another person
Furthermore, family members of the defendant may ask the courts to issue a restraining order, forcing the defendant to maintain a certain distance away from the family and refrain from speaking with them. Because the consequences can be immense, you should immediately talk to a Plano domestic violence lawyer.
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As a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Attorney Scott E. Edgett is known for passionate and vigorous advocacy. Having an attorney and criminal defense team who know the laws as well as prosecutor tactics will increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in court.
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