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Thursday, August 25, 2016



What happens if you're convicted of a Family Violence Assault?

Family violence convictions carry very serious punishments. Penalties include up to one year in the county jail or two years probation, and family violence findings on your record.

Under Federal law, those persons convicted of a criminal offense involving family violence cannot purchase or possess a firearm for the rest of their lives. (Texas law prohibits the possession of a firearm within five years of a family violence conviction.) Even if you successfully complete probation for family violence, you still have a conviction on your record for the rest of your life.

Employers have the absolute right to refuse to hire someone who is arrested or has a conviction for an assault. Employers have the right to terminate you from your job if you are arrested or convicted of a family violence assault. An assault can also affect where you can live. Landlords can refuse to rent to someone who has an assault on their record.

You should contact an Experienced Trial Lawyer who understands the complexities of this system. Let me bring my over 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer to your case today.

Call the Law Office of Betty Blackwell in Austin, Texas for aggressive, qualified defense against your criminal charge. Call to schedule your free consultation with a Board Certified Criminal Lawyer.

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