Family Violence Defending Rights. Fighting Injustice.

San Antonio Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Serving & Protecting the Families of San Antonio

The State of Texas treats domestic or family violence cases very seriously. Texas Penal Code Section 71.004 states that, if any member of the family or household acts in a way to inflict physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault, or threatens to do so, this is considered family or domestic violence. Accusations against you of child abuse could hold serious penalties as well.

For those who have been arrested, you must speak with a San Antonio domestic violence attorney to create an effective defense strategy for you. I, Robert D. Ambrosino, am a National Top 100 Trial Lawyer and have nearly 10 years of experience in providing defense for these cases.

Penalties for Family Violence Charges

If you are accused of a domestic or family assault, a responding law enforcement officer only needs to a witness statement or to see evidence of an injury in order to make an arrest.

These are the following penalties for a domestic violence conviction:

  • First-time offender: Up to 1 year in jail
  • Second or subsequent convictions: 2-10 years in prison (third-degree felony)
  • Probation
  • Community supervision
  • Anger management counseling
  • Loss of right to own a firearm

This is why it is so critical that you retain a San Antonio domestic violence attorney to protect your rights as well as your freedom from the possibility of conviction.

Filing a Protective Order

Family violence does not just stop within marital relationships and families. Dating violence can be charged against an individual who has caused physical harm, injury, sexual assault or a threat to do so places fear in the victim of harm or bodily injury. Family violence cases can also be brought against other family members that are not in a romantic relationship but live under the same household.

Protective orders are serious business because they are criminally enforceable, meaning that any alleged violations, such as sending a text message in violation of the order can land you back in jail! With most protective orders, however, you are entitled to a hearing to fight the allegations in civil court, before the criminal trial.

Put Me in Your Corner!

If you have been accused of domestic or family violence, knowing your rights and contacting a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer could help you reduce the penalties.

Contact Roberto Ambrosino for a free case review.

Real Results

I Have Successfully Defended Thousands of Cases
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  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Dismissed
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  • DWI Reduced
  • DWI Dismissed
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