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Ellis County Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

Avoid the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

All marriages and dating relationships have difficult periods. Sometimes an argument is just an argument. However, when the police show up and arrest you on family violence charges, lives and reputations can be ruined, and your civil rights may be put in jeopardy. Obtaining immediate legal representation from one of our skilled Ellis County criminal defense attorneys can help to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse.

At Robin McCarty & Associates, we put our skill and experience to work for our clients as we defend their rights in the face of domestic violence allegations. Attorney McCarty has experience as a former state prosecutor and former police officer, which gives him a multifaceted understanding of domestic violence cases. He uses this to lead our team to more successful defense strategies, which can help clients avoid the many negative consequences of a domestic assault conviction.

For a free consultation and review of your domestic violence charges, call (972) 843-7456.

Penalties for Domestic Assault & Aggravated Domestic Assault in Texas

Texas Penal Code § 22.01 and § 22.02 define the offenses of domestic assault and aggravated domestic assault, which carry such penalties as:

  • Domestic assault (Class A misdemeanor) may be punishable by up to 1 year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.
  • Aggravated domestic assault (third-degree felony) may be punishable by 2-10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • A defendant may also be prohibited from owning a firearm and may face probation, anger management or counseling, community service, and other penalties.

Domestic violence, for the most part, shares many of the same aspects with a simple assault on any individual: injury, threats, or unwanted physical contact. In these cases, however, such action is considered domestic violence if the victim is currently or was previously in a romantic relationship with the defendant, or if the victim is a member of the defendant's family or household.

With first-hand knowledge of how the State handles misdemeanor and felony assault crimes, our Ellis County domestic violence defense lawyers can analyze a case of family violence from the prosecution’s point of view and develop strategies to effectively defend clients against charges of domestic assault, spousal abuse, continuous violence against a family member, aggravated domestic assault, child abuse, and all other family-related offenses in Texas.

Contact Robin McCarty & Associates today at (972) 843-7456.

More than Qualified to Handle Your Case

What Sets Robin McCarty & Associates Apart?
  • Veteran Police Officer

    Our founding attorney has a professional background in law enforcement, equipping us with invaluable insight for your defense case.

  • Proven Track Record

    Through rigorous experience and seasoned legal abilities, our firm knows what it takes to reach a favorable outcome for your case.

  • Small Firm, Big Results

    You do not have to retain legal counsel from a big-city attorney for top-notch representation. Our firm serves clients throughout Texas.

  • Father of Four

    Our founding attorney knows how much of a toll legal issues can take on a family. For that reason, we do what it takes to protect our clients' best intersts.