Dallas Domestic Violence Attorney
Facing accusations of domestic violence in Texas?
Domestic violence in the state of Texas is defined as any action or threat of an action towards a member of the household or family, with the intention of causing physical harm. This could include physical injury, assault, sexual assault or any other type of serious damage.
Allegations for this type of criminal offense can have very serious consequences if convicted. Not only that, but if you are issued a restraining order it can greatly disrupt your life making it difficult to work certain places, buy a home, or interact with your family. We understand that these types of situations can easily be blown out of proportion or misconstrued. Let us protect your rights and your future.
Domestic Violence Penalties
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident of family violence, you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges.
The penalties under Texas State law are as follows:
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to 1 year in jail and/or $4,000 in fines
- 3rd degree felony: 2-10 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines
- 2nd degree felony: 2-20 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines
- 1st degree felony: 5-99 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines
Protecting Your Rights Against False Allegations
When someone is charged with domestic violence or domestic abuse, the evidence can be somewhat subjective. Sometimes the case comes down to one person's word against another. At Knight Law Office, we believe that accusations are simply that and you are innocent until proven otherwise.
We know that domestic violence allegations can sometimes be used to gain leverage for spouses going through a divorce. In some cases, perhaps the situation was merely a heated argument or even an act of self-defense. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need the help of an experienced Dallas criminal lawyer who can work with you to create a solid defense strategy.
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At the Knight Law Office, Dallas Criminal Attorney Nelson Knight is dedicated solely to criminal defense, working personally with every client throughout the duration of their case. Nelson Knight works tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients and has a history of successful case results to show for it.
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