San Antonio Domestic Violence Lawyer
Defending Your Life and Freedom - Call (210) 762-4128
A simple family argument can become a nightmare. Raised voices can lead
the neighbors to call law enforcement. The officers arrive and the family
members are angry and excited and a few simple words spoken in haste can
result in someone leaving in handcuffs. The reality is these are the most
difficult calls for officers. Law enforcement officers have to make spilt
second decisions and they are generally very concerned that if they leave,
the perceived victim could be hurt and they may be accused of doing nothing
to protect them. At Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law, our San
Antonio domestic violence attorneys stand by your side when you are wrongly accused.
Schedule your free case review
today by calling (210) 762-4128.
The Possible Charges and Consequences
You can be charged with family violence if an altercation leads to any
physical contact that causes any amount of physical pain committed against
a family member or someone in a dating relationship. It is a class A misdemeanor
punishable by a maximum of a $4,000.00 fine and up to 1 Year in the county
jail. The sentence may be probated for up to 2 years.
These cases involve contact such as a:
Second offenses are considered 3rd-degree felonies and are punishable by
up to a $10,000.00 fine and confinement from 2 years to a maximum of 10
years in prison. The sentence can be probated for up to 10 years. Aggravated
assault is either causing serious bodily injury to a person or using a
deadly weapon to threaten a person with imminent bodily injury. These
are both 2nd-degree felonies punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and confinement
from not less than 2 years nor more than 20 years in prison. The sentence
can be probated for up to 10 years.
If the aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury and a deadly weapon
is used in the commission of the crime against a family member or someone
in a dating relationship, it is a felony of the 1st degree punishable
by a fine up to $10,000.00 and not less than 5 years nor more than 99
years or life in prison. A sentence of 10 years or less in prison may
be probated for up to 10 years. In addition to the above penalties, there
may be other penalties such as a limitation on your right to possess or
carry a firearm. You may also be targeted by a protective order forbidding
you to go to certain places. Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law
extends our domestic violence defense services to clients in San Antonio,
Seguin, New Braunfels, and San Marcos.
reach out to us
at (210) 762-4128 and speak with one of our San Antonio domestic violence lawyers.