Domestic Violence Crimes
College Station Domestic Violence Attorney
The state of Texas considers domestic violence as force in a domestic environment
that causes injury, threatens to cause bodily injury or physical contact
that could be considered offensive or provocative by the victim. These
laws apply to more than just spouses. In fact, you could be charged with
domestic violence if violence was threatened or caused to anyone living
with you in the household. If you or someone you know has been arrested
for domestic violence, it is imperative you contact a skilled attorney
to represent them immediately. At The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C., our
College Station domestic violence attorney has decades of experience handling domestic violence cases.
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Why Choose The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C.
- Free case evaluations
- Available 24/7
- Work directly with your attorney (not just a paralegal)
- Former prosecutor
What is Considered Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is considered a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship
to maintain or gain control of another person in the relationship. This
could be a spouse, live in girlfriend or boyfriend, children or roommate.
Most people assume domestic abuse is simply a violent act, but you could
be charged with domestic abuse if any of the following actions occurred.
Physical Abuse— if an abuse is pinching, hitting, slapping, pulling hair, denying
medical treatment to a domestic partner.
Sexual Abuse – if an abuser coerces someone into having sexual contact without
his or her consent.
Emotional Abuse—this occurs when the abuser invalidates or deflates their spouse,
or other household member’s sense of self-worth or self-esteem.
Economic Abuse – an abuser will make the victim financially reliant on them by
withholding access to their money or preventing them from attending school or work.
Threats – in verbal or written form the abuser threatens to harm their victim
Stalking and Cyberstalking – If the abuser follows the victim to work, spies or otherwise harasses
them, it could be considered stalking. More behaviors of stalking include,
sending gifts, leaving text messages and voicemails. Cyberstalking refers
to repeated online actions that cause emotional distress on a victim.
Why You Need a College Station Domestic Violence Lawyer
If you were accused of domestic violence, you could be ordered to leave
your home, lose custody of your children and lose the right to own guns.
In addition, if you are a licensed professional, you could be stripped
of your license and face other administrative consequences. Depending
on the domestic violence charges, you could face anywhere from a Class
C misdemeanor penalty which carries a fine of up to $500 or a Second Degree
felony, which carries penalties of 2 to 20 years in prison and fines of
up to $10,000. With so much at stake, you cannot afford to be unrepresented.
Contact The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. to book your free consultation today.