Assault & Domestic Violence
Austin Criminal Defense Attorney
The attorneys of Sablatura Williams PLLC represent clients with both misdemeanor and felony assault cases, including aggravated assaults and family violence. A family violence finding can have drastic implications: an affirmative finding of family violence can raise a misdemeanor to a felony offense or take away your right to ever legally possess a firearm.
Don't Face Assault Charges on Your Own
If charged with assault, our firm will:
- Obtain discovery regarding the facts of your case;
- Review the police reports and any statement given by witness or alleged victim, if applicable;
- Use best efforts to obtain affidavits from witnesses, including affidavits of non-prosecution;
- Move to suppress evidence illegally obtained by the State;
- Negotiate a favorable outcome for you, or
- Take the case to trial.
You need an aggressive, experienced trial attorney if charged with a misdemeanor or felony assault. The stakes are high.
Types of Domestic Violence
Three forms of domestic violence exist in Texas—domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous violence against the family. Any violence committed against a family member is domestic violence, including:
- A current or former spouse
- A child of a current or former spouse
- A person with whom the offender has a child
- A foster child or foster parent of the offender
- A family member of the offender by blood, marriage, or adoption
Domestic assault is a misdemeanor and carries consists of:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
- Threatening another with bodily injury, or
- Intentionally provoking another
Aggravated domestic assault involves causing serious bodily injury or using a deadly weapon while committing a crime or provoking another. This crime is a first degree felony which carries 5 to 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
If you are arrested for assault in Williamson, Travis or Hays County, please contact us as soon as possible.