Domestic Battery in San Antonio

San Antonio Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence can be broken down into three different types of crimes: domestic assault or battery, aggravated domestic assault or battery, or continuous violence against the family. Assault is the threat of violence and is not necessarily physical in nature, while battery entails actual physical contact. Either crime can result in severe penalties such as fines of up to $10,000 and prison time ranging from one to 99 years. Because of these potential steep consequences, you need aggressive, committed legal representation if you have been accused of domestic battery.

I am a San Antonio criminal defense attorney with a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, the highest an attorney can receive, proving my determination to provide the highest quality legal defense available. With the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, your case will be handled with the individual attention and special care it deserves.

What is domestic violence?

Offenses are categorized as domestic violence when they are committed against a family member, a household member, or a person the offender has dated or is currently dating. This can include a:

  • Current or former spouse
  • Child of a current or former spouse
  • Family member related through blood, marriage, or adoption
  • Foster child or parent
  • Mother or father of the offender's child
  • Person involved in a current or past romantic relationship with the offender
  • Roommate or housemate

Domestic battery is described as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person or causing physical contact with another person that the offender should reasonably know will be seen as threatening or provocative. Aggravated domestic battery involves serious bodily injury or use of a deadly weapon. If an offender commits two domestic assaults or batteries in twelve months, he or she could face a charge of continuous violence against the family, even if they were not committed against the same victim each time.

Let a Knowledgeable San Antonio Domestic Violence Attorney Fight for You

What are your rights? A skilled domestic violence lawyer in San Antonio can help you know them and protect them. I formerly served as a prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, so I have key insight into the criminal justice system from both perspectives. Start with a case evaluation so we can explore your options together, or contact my firm today for more information.

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