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Domestic Violence

Consequences of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined as a person willfully inflicted bodily injury upon their spouse, or the person they are co-habiting with, and the bodily injury resulted in a traumatic condition.

Consequences for the conviction of Domestic Violence may potentially include:

  • Domestic counseling
  • Probation or parole
  • Imprisonment
  • Anger management class
  • Significant fines
  • Loss of the right to possess a gun or deadly weapon
  • Presumption you are an unfit parent under the Family Code
  • Future enhancements
  • Other

Likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on the following factors:

  • Prior similar convictions
  • Any other prior convictions
  • Currently on probation or parole
  • Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime
  • Degree of media attention on case
  • Mitigating/aggravating circumstance
  • Other

Defenses for Domestic Violence may potentially include:

  • Self defense
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Factual innocence
  • Other