Fair Representation for Your Assault Family Violence Case

Defense Attorney Protecting the Accused in Plano & Frisco

Under the Texas Penal Code, family violence is considered to be a different offense than non-family member violence, and it carries far more stringent penalties. If convicted, you can be prevented from legally owning or possessing firearms, denied your legal rights to child custody or visitation, and become barred from prospective jobs. You may bear the social stigma of a felony for the rest of your life, and have limited opportunities to defend yourself. At the Law Office of H. Alex Fuller, PLLC, one Plano criminal defense lawyer is here to help. Alex has handled hundreds of cases like yours, and by crafting a calculated and strategic defense for your side of the story, he can ensure that you get the representation you deserve.

Contact Alex Fuller at (214) 438-4419 for aggressive representation in your assault family violence case in the DFW Metro Area and beyond.

What Does Assault Family Violence Mean?

Assault family violence has a particular meaning in Texas, and it’s taken very seriously by the state’s judges. Family members are broadly interpreted to mean blood relatives, children living in the household, or long-term intimate partners; violence towards a family member is further defined as “any act… that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault.” (Texas Family Code, FAM 71.004) While domestic violence is a reality for many, the unfortunate truth is that some individuals may use these broad definitions to undermine your arguments in child custody or divorce proceedings -- and in many cases, it works.

You can be charged with assault family violence based on allegations that you did one of the following, to any household member:

  • Made threatening verbal statements
  • Used physical intimidation and the threat of force
  • Shoved or pushed a family member
  • Caused serious injury requiring medical attention
  • Committed sexual assault or rape
  • Attacked or assaulted a minor

What Penalties Can I Expect for Domestic Violence Charges?

Prosecutors will claim that a few misinterpreted words or exaggerated reports constitute a pattern of abuse. When you are charged with assault family violence, they will look closely at your criminal record and past charges. If you are convicted for the first time, you can still likely expect a Class A misdemeanor, which carries weighty penalties of 1 year in jail and over $4,000 in government fines. If there is a history of past convictions or allegations, you may be charged with a felony. Depending on the degree of your alleged crimes, you can be sentenced with life in prison, and your life may never recover from the damage.

As an assault family violence defense lawyer who has prosecuting experience, H. Alex Fuller understands how the other side argues. Regardless of your unique circumstances, Alex can provide fair and aggressive representation to make sure your voice is heard. Despite what some may think, you are entitled to provide your own defense for an assault family violence charge. With Alex on your side, you can rest easy knowing you will get the best of his extensive experience and legal knowledge.

If you’ve been charged with assault family violence, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Office of H. Alex Fuller, PLLC for a free consultation in Plano.

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