What Is Aggravated Domestic Assault?

In family violence situations, Texas prosecutors will bring a charge of aggravated domestic assault if there are allegations that the victim suffered serious bodily injuries or that a deadly weapon was brandished or used. Aggravated domestic assault is always charged as a first- or second-degree felony, and a felony conviction will generally lead to a prison sentence, a large fine, and a blot on your criminal record that will follow you throughout your life.

When you are facing aggravated domestic assault charges, you need representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and make sure your side of the story is heard. A prosecutor might argue, for example, that a domestic assault victim’s injuries are serious even if they do not involve broken bones or head injuries or require hospitalization for treatment. A prosecutor might also try to claim that anything can be a deadly weapon in a domestic assault situation. Your rights and your long-term freedom will be best protected if you retain a domestic violence defense lawyer who knows how to effectively challenge these kinds of exaggerations.

Peveto Law is dedicated to ensuring that individuals who have been charged with domestic violence crimes in the DFW/Plano region get the strongest possible defense. Please use our website contact form or call our offices 24/7 to speak with a Plano domestic violence lawyer about how we can help to defend against felony or misdemeanor charges.