Representation in Domestic/Family Violence and Non-Family Assault Cases
If you have been accused of assault, battery or any other violent crime, you could be facing serious consequences, including a prison sentence, fines and restrictions on your right to possess firearms. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Attorney Sylvia A. Cavazos will fight for you.
She is a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer with over 15 years' experience serving clients throughout south central Texas. Whether you have been charged with committing domestic violence against a family member or assaulting someone outside of your household, she can defend you and protect your rights.
You Have Legal Constitutional Rights
There are legal defenses that may apply in your case such as:
- Defense of Others (or a third party)
- Defense of Property
- Mutual Combat
In addition, certain facts may determine who the actual aggressor was. However, often times, it is difficult to ascertain. There are many ways to defend your case against the state. Call the firm at 210-468-1130 to discuss what defenses apply to your case.
As a former prosecutor, Ms. Cavazos understands both sides of the criminal justice system. She knows what the state is looking for and when the state's case is weak and has problems. It is important that you obtain aggressive representation by an experienced attorney. She will defend your constitutional rights and ensure that your voice is heard. Her goal is to get your charges dismissed. Many citizens are falsely accused and the facts are turned around because the accuser is angry, trying to get child custody, denying that they were the aggressor and many other reasons. She will advocate on your behalf.
There are different types of assault charges in Texas, including:
- Assault — A person commits this offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse. (Texas Penal Code § 22.01)
- Aggravated Assault — A person commits an offense if the person commits assault and the person causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse or uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault. (Texas Penal Code § 22.02)
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon — A person commits an offense if the person commits assault against another person with a deadly weapon.
(Texas Penal Code § 22.02)
It is important to understand that the decision to prosecute you is made by the government, not the person you are accused of attacking. Trying to convince the other party not to "press" charges is likely to do more harm than good, especially in a domestic abuse. An accusation alone is not enough evidence against you. Ms. Cavazos will intervene and make sure the state hears your side of the story.
Whether you have been accused of assaulting someone in a domestic argument, a bar fight or any other incident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney right away. To schedule a free one-hour consultation, please contact the firm at 210-468-1130 or online.