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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 15 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: 2-15 years in prison (third-degree felony)
- 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.
Reduced Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Deferred Aggravated Robbery
Rejected Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
Dismissed Assault - Family Violence
"I would highly recommend him if ever you need an attorney."I contacted Mr. Ambrosino about an issue we were having about two months ago. He was very responsive and always easy to communicate with. If ever I had a question during the process, he was quick to respond with an answer. He was kind enough to even email me while on vacation with his own family which showed he truly cares about his clients. Mr. Ambrosino took the time to educate me on the current laws and the court process. He sent me all the court filings and paperwork for my own files and always kept me up to date. In the end we received the outcome we were hoping for and I attribute that to Mr. Ambrosino’s hard work and knowledge. I would highly recommend him if ever you need an attorney. Thank you for your help Mr. Ambrosino.- C. S.
"His great reputation is very well deserved."Rob was incredibly helpful with my case needs, and provided the exact outcome I was hoping for. He was professional and attentive throughout the entire process. Rob was very quick and timely with all of the efforts and actions. He kept me informed and updated about every aspect of the proceedings. I highly recommend Rob for his fantastic work. Besides his professional work, he was patient, understanding, and sensitive to my situation. His great reputation is very well deserved.- A M.
"Amazing lawyer, my first experience having a lawyer and he made it worth it"Wouldn't have had anyone else by my side. Amazing lawyer, my first experience having a lawyer and he made it worth it. Doesn't charge a lot and his work is accurate and promising! Thanks again.- Cass T.
"Mr. Roberto Ambrosino is an amazing lawyer!!!"Mr. Roberto Ambrosino is an amazing lawyer!!! I can not speak highly enough he is quick, efficient, and professional! I did everything online, through mail, and the phone. He kept in touch about every aspect of my case. After I sent documents and made a payment he approached the judge soon after and my case was closed. I am extremely pleased with his services. I highly recommend him. Now a few years later I reached out to him again regarding obtaining documents and again he is very communicative and on top of everything. I am a very satisfied customer.- Kasia S.
"If anything should arise in the future I will definitely be back to see him!!"Mr. Ambrosino is Amazing he answered calls at any time I had a question! Very informative with me about my case, even though I was very doubtful he continued to brighten my spirits and with all his hard work and continued push threw he got my case dismissed. If anything should arise in the future I will definitely be back to see him!!- Amanda S.
"Mr. Ambrosino is a true professional. He truly delivers on his word."Mr. Ambrosino is a true professional. He truly delivers on his word. When the prosecutor pushed back to prevent my acceptance into the PreTrial Diversions Program, Mr. Ambrosino fought back and earned my acceptance into PTD. Once I am done with PTD, he will be expunging my charge so that my record is clean for graduate school. Thank you Mr. Ambrosino.- Jesse B.
"Great attorney if you find yourself needing one."Great experience. Very professional, fast with getting back to you with your questions. Great attorney if you find yourself needing one.- Alfonso C.
"He was able to get my case dismissed when all other lawyers told me that it would be impossible."Mr. Ambrosino is an amazing lawyer. He is very matter of fact and to the point. He was able to get my case dismissed when all other lawyers told me that it would be impossible. I never felt like he gave me the run around with my case. He was always available to answer any questions I had. I would definitely hire him again.- Lucy V.