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.