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
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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
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