Dallas Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Providing Effective Legal Solutions for Clients throughout Texas
Domestic violence is a serious crime that can lead to devastating consequences. Beyond paying for the penalties, one’s reputation and record could be drastically affected. When accused of any type of domestic violence, it is important to secure experienced legal representation as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Robert Gregg, our Dallas domestic violence lawyer has over 25 years of experience handling challenging domestic violence cases.
On a regular basis, we represent clients who are accused of:
- Physical assault
- Verbal assault
- Assault of a family member
- Violation of protective orders
Consult with our reputable criminal defense lawyer immediately by calling (214) 891-7536.
Texas Domestic Violence Laws
In recent years, Texas has focused on strengthening domestic violence laws. These laws are designed to protect victims from various forms of abuse.
According to Texas law, domestic violence occurs when an individual intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:
- Causes bodily injury to another person
- Threatens another person with imminent bodily injury
- Causes physical contact with another that the offender knows or reasonably should know the person will find provocative or offensive
Domestic Violence Penalties
The penalties for a domestic violence conviction can be very severe. A conviction could result in fines, jail time, limitations in child visitation rights, and loss of gun privileges. The type of crime and the number of offenses previously committed determines the penalties imposed.
Possible punishments for domestic violence include:
- Class C misdemeanor – a fine of up to $500
- Class B misdemeanor – up to six months in jail and/or a fine up to $2,000
- Class A misdemeanor – up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $4,000
- Third-degree felony – 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000
- Second-degree felony – 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000
- First-degree felony – 5 to 99 years in prison and fine up to $10,000
If convicted, another consequence may involve paying restitution to the victim of any expenses that resulted from the act of violence. This could include medical expenses, counseling fees, or expenses related to the repair or replacement of damaged property.
Contact the Law Offices of Robert Gregg
When you need assistance defending against domestic violence charges in Texas, rely on our aggressive criminal defense attorney in Dallas. We are committed to fighting for your constitutional rights and helping you through this difficult time.
Contact us online or at (214) 891-7536 for a free consultation.