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Assault Family Violence Consequence

Criminal Defense | Family Violence

One of the many consequences of a conviction for Assault Family Violence is the restriction on the 2nd Amendment constitutional right to bear arms.

Often times a defendant will choose to plea guilty and receive deferred adjudication and assume or be given bad advice that  the case is not on their record. This is far from the case. In fact the case can be used in the future to enhance any future family violence charges to a felony.

As to the right to bear arms, under Title 18, United States Code, section 922(g), it is unlawful for any person to ship, transport, possess, receive or purchase any firearm or ammunition, the person has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Further, it is unlawful under Texas Penal Code Section 46.04 for a person  convicted of the Class A Misdemeanor of Assault involving a family member to possess a firearm for a period of five years after release of confinement or community supervision.

The range of punishment for the Class A Misdemeanor of Assault is up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $4,000.

If you or someone you know is need of Family Violence Attorney in Houston call Houston Assault Lawyer Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400.

Man Convicted In Family Violence Burning

Family Violence

A Houston man has been convicted of  Aggravated Assault in a family violence case in which he was accused of burning his girlfriends breasts and genitals according to this story in the Houston Chronicle.

The story garnered a lot of local press based on the unusual facts of the case. The defense contended that the victim consented to sex games involving a lighter. The victim testified on behalf of the defendant.

The case is a good example of family violence prosecution. Often times the complaining witness in a family violence  case will recant or change their version of what occurred and request that the case be dismissed. However, the Harris County District Attorneys Office will not dismiss the case. The case will be reassigned to a prosecutor working in the Family Criminal Law Division who will pursue the case.

In this case, the complaining witness testified for the defense. The State cross examined her in an attempt to show that she was telling the truth at the time of the incident and was now lying due to fear or pressure from the defendant. Apparently the jury believed the State.

If you or someone you know is in need of a Houston Assault Attorney, call Texas Board Certified Attorney Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400.

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