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Penalties for Domestic Violence Crimes in Texas

Domestic violence and family violence are very serious charges in Texas.  If you find yourself being accused of, investigated for or charged with domestic or family violence, you need to hire an attorney with experience handling these types of cases. San Antonio domestic violence lawyer Tylden Shaeffer is a board certified attorney with almost twenty years of experience within the Texas court system.  He is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available (“A” meaning the highest legal ability and “V” meaning the highest ethical standards.)

A family or domestic violence conviction can result in you receiving the following sentencing:

  • 1st Conviction: You may be sentenced with a county jail sentence of up to 1 year and, depending on the circumstances, may face a $4,000 fine.  You may also be ordered to complete counseling; and after your jail term has been served, you may be placed on probation.
  • 2nd Conviction: A second conviction becomes a 3rd degree felony. You may be sentenced to a minimum of 2-10 years in a Texas state penitentiary and to large fines, and you may also be ordered to complete counseling. After you have been released from prison (omitted test), you will be on parole.

In Texas, even if the victim does not want to press charges the district attorney can decide if the state will press charges. Domestic violence lawyer Tylden Shaeffer has represented many types of domestic and family violence cases over the years. He knows the ins and outs of the Texas legal system. Regardless of whether this is your first offense or your third offense you need an attorney to uphold your constitutional rights.

Central Texas Domestic Violence Attorney Tylden Shaeffer

If you are arrested for or charged with domestic violence in central Texas, don’t jeopardize your case any further. Domestic violence lawyer Shaeffer can help you learn more about your rights.  At the law offices of Tylden Shaeffer, we are committed to helping you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. We will carefully investigate any charges against you and put together the best defense possible. 

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