Domestic violence offenses are aggressively prosecuted in Texas in an effort to protect victims and their children from harm. In order for a violent act to be viewed as domestic violence, it must involve spouses, ex-spouses, those related by blood, those who have a child in common, household members, or dating partners. If charged with a domestic violence crime, you face the possibility of serious penalties. Even a first offense will often result in jail time and other court-ordered actions which can adversely impact your life. In such a situation, you need a proven trial lawyer in your local area who has the requisite experience and skills to fully defend you.
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If you're facing a domestic battery charge in or around Collin County, Hamilton Grant PC provides outstanding legal representation. Attorney Grant is a Texas Super Lawyer with two decades of criminal defense practice. Her proven legal ability has resulted in the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national lawyers' peer review organization as well as a 10 out of 10 "Superb" rating by Avvo. She and her committed legal team know how to build effective and compelling legal defenses that can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
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Domestic Battery Charges in Collin County
Under Texas law, domestic battery consists of an assault which intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily harm to the victim. Aggravated assault occurs when serious bodily harm is caused intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly or when the alleged offender uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon while in commission of the crime. In the case of simple domestic assault, it is charged as a Class A misdemeanor on a first offense. Second and subsequent offenses are charged as third degree felonies, while aggravated domestic assault is charged as a second degree felony or first degree felony, if a deadly weapon is used and serious bodily injury is caused to the victim.
Domestic battery penalties include:
Aggravated domestic assault penalties can include:
Any domestic violence accusation demands an aggressive and thorough legal response. Our firm has proven results in defending these types of cases in Collin County. There are very few things more frightening than being arrested for a crime, and we understand how isolating the criminal justice system can be – should you choose to hire our legal services, you can trust that you won’t go through the process alone.
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