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The law defines domestic violence as the use of threats, force, and other
forms of violence against a family member or others living in the same
household. Once the authorities have been alerted of domestic violence
in the home, the case becomes a criminal matter. Law enforcement does
not take cases lightly, either. If convicted, one could face numerous
penalties, depending on the circumstances, the severity of the violence,
and whether or not there were injuries.
If you are being accused, you need to contact a Plano
criminal defense lawyer now.
Attorney Scott Edgett has
over a decade of experience and has handled thousands of court cases. He knows how to obtain favorable case outcomes for clients.
Domestic Assault in TX
In Texas, domestic violence is known as domestic
assault. Prosecutors must prove that the violence was committed intentionally,
or that the threat of violence was intentional. A more serious form of
domestic violence is called aggravated domestic assault. This may be charged
if the alleged victim has sustained serious bodily injury.
The following are elements of domestic assault:
- Intentionally causing physical harm to another person
- Intentionally threatening to harm another person
- Intentionally making physical contact with another person, knowing that
that individual will find the act offensive
These are the elements of aggravated domestic assault:
- Intentionally causing serious bodily injury to another person
- Using a deadly weapon while committing assault on another person
Furthermore, family members of the defendant may ask the courts to issue
a restraining order. This will force the defendant to maintain a certain
distance away from the family and refrain from speaking with them. Because
the consequences can be immense, if you have been accused, every case
can be defended. Talk to Plano domestic violence lawyer, Scott Edgett,
as soon as possible, to form a defense in your favor.
Aggressively Protecting Your Rights
As a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Attorney Scott Edgett is known for passionate
and vigorous advocacy. Having an attorney who knows the laws as well as
prosecutor tactics, your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in court