Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member in Texas
In Texas, most assault family violence cases are classified as Class A Misdemeanors. That means that for someone who has been arrested for assault causing bodily injury to a family member, at the very least, faces up to a year in jail and/or up to a $4,000.00 fine. These penalties don’t even include the collateral consequences of having a family violence conviction.
Felony Assault Family Violence Charges in Texas
Depending on the allegations in the case or on a variety of other factors, an assault family violence charge can also be enhanced to felony assault family violence. For example, if the defendant has a prior conviction for a family violence charge, the present assault case could be enhanced to a felony. Another example of when an assault on a family member charge could be enhanced to a felony is when there are allegations that the defendant “choked” the complainant. Additionally, if the injury is serious or a weapon was involved, the charge could even be elevated to felony aggravated assault on a family member.
Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member in Travis County
If you have been arrested for assault or assault causing bodily injury to a family member and are confused or unsure how to proceed, please call Attorney Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626. You may also contact us through email.