The Texas Family Code defines Family Violence as an act by a member of a family or household against another member that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm.
A first time offender faces a Class A Misdemeanor punished by:
A. Fine not to exceed $4,000;
B. Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or
C. Both such fine and imprisonment.
A Family Violence is a serious offense. Subsequent offenses can be charged as a Felony. A conviction for Assault Family violence restricts an individual’s right to own a weapon. If you have been arrested, charged or accused of Family Violence, give us a call immediately 469-351-9684, Se habla espanol 972-353-4529