McKinney Domestic Violence Attorney
Protecting Your Rights & Freedom in Collin County
At Underwood & Associates, we understand how horrific domestic violence and family abuse can be for the victims. Each month, thousands of children, women, and men face traumatic injuries or worse either by members of their own family, others who once shared the same household, or shared an intimate relationship. However, while everyone desires justice for this atrocious crime, there has recently been a dramatic increase of mistaken or false charges of abuse that are not based on true evidence. In some situations, events are blown out of proportion, while in other cases, emotional parties will try to take revenge or even profit from winning a divorce process.
The moment you have been accused of such a crime, immediately contact our dependable McKinney domestic violence lawyer. You cannot afford to take a chance on losing your family from such a charge.
Contact us now at (972) 449-7091 when you have any questions regarding fighting a domestic violence charge.
WHAT ARE THE PUNISHMENTS FOR MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
If you have been charged with committing family violence that is classified as an assault, there is a whole range of fines and incarceration times, depending on whether the case has been determined to be a felony or a misdemeanor. The punishment also increases or decreases based on the specific level of the case..
Some of the punishments given to those convicted of committing family violence assault include:
- Class C misdemeanor – No time is spent in jail, but you could pay up to $500 in fines.
- Class A misdemeanor – This level could result in spending up to 1 year in jail, as well as costing you up to $4000 in fines.
- 3rd degree felony – The lowest felony degree results in spending 2 to 10 years in prison, with up to $10,000 in fines.
- 2nd degree felony – The next felony degree results in spending 2 to 20 years in prison, with up to $10,000 in fines.
- 1st degree felony – The highest felony degree results in spending 5 to 99 years in prison, with up to $10,000 in fines.
WHAT ARE THE OTHER PENALTIES?
In addition to high fines and possible incarceration , there are many other long-term consequences you will face if you are convicted of domestic violence. Even if you have the lowest misdemeanor charge, that will still be a stain on your record. You could be excluded from re-entering your home, lose custody of your children, and not be allowed to stay in contact with your family. In addition, you could not only lose your job but be denied future career or education opportunities, and you could even be refused housing. Of course, your reputation with your family, friends, colleagues, and the rest of the general community will be ruined, and you will have to face the stress of trying to start anew despite being constantly denied your civil liberties and privileges.
Taking Proactive Steps
When you have been accused of domestic abuse or family violence, it can feel like your world is crashing around you. However, the important thing to remember is to stay calm and take immediate action by contacting your McKinney domestic violence attorney at Underwood & Associates so we can begin taking action to protect your rights immediately.
Call us today at (972) 449-7091 or contact us online for a lawyer you can count on to offer a powerful defense with dedication, compassion, and aggression.
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