Dallas Domestic Assault Attorneys
Any alleged act of violence against a member of your family, a person staying with your household, or anyone that you currently or previously dated will be considered as assault. As serious as a first-time offense can be, your charges will be elevated if you have any prior domestic violence convictions on your record. This means that it is possible that a charge that would have been a misdemeanor may now be prosecuted as a felony. That being said, if you have been charged with domestic assault, you need to retain experienced representation as early on in the legal process as you are able.
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas assault defense attorneys understand just how much will be at risk for you in this case, and we can develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you defend your rights and fight for your future. Once you reach out to a member of our team, we can begin developing a legal strategy intended to protect you from the serious consequences that may be handed down with a conviction on your charges.
Possible Consequences of a Domestic Assault Conviction
The possible consequences of a conviction on your charges could be life-changing. Aside from the fact that you may lose your right to see your children or the ability to be around your spouse or loved one, you will be subject to a number of serious penalties that reflect the severity of your alleged offense. That being said, the penalty range for offenses that are associated with domestic assault charges are as follows:
- 1st Degree Felony—anywhere between 5 and 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- 2nd Degree Felony—anywhere between 2 and 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- 3rd Degree Felony—anywhere between 2 and 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- Class A Misdemeanor—up to a single (1) year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines
As you will have probably noticed already, the felony charges come with mandatory minimum sentences, which means that you will be sentenced to a jail term if you are convicted of a felony. Additionally, it should be noted that your current charges will be more severe if you have been previously convicted of any form of domestic violence.
Though these charges are serious and will need to be treated as such, you need to remember that you have not been convicted of anything yet and that you will still have the opportunity to work with an experienced attorney to defend yourself, both in and out of court. So, as frightening as all of this may be right now, it will be in your best interests to reach out to a lawyer as soon as you are able.
Consult with a Domestic Assault Lawyer in Dallas
If you have been charged with the assault of any person with whom you shared a domestic relationship, you should reach out to an attorney who can help you begin defending your rights as soon as you are able. To speak with a Dallas assault attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter about the particulars of the charges that have been leveled against you, please call our offices at (214) 845-7007 today.