A conviction for assault against a family member can have a massive impact on your future, reputation, and career. If you were arrested and accused of assaulting a family member, our team at Blass Law will work hard to get you the best possible outcome.
Pasadena family member assault lawyer Jay Blass Cohen has the legal knowledge and experience to develop a robust defense against assault charges. He is an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist who regularly achieves positive outcomes in even the most complex criminal defense cases.
Reasons to Choose Pasadena Family Member Assault Lawyer Jay Cohen to Represent You
Pasadena assault attorney Jay Cohen is committed to fighting for his clients’ freedom. When you are accused of harming a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, sibling, roommate, or another family or household member, you will face elevated scrutiny and significant punishments if convicted. Jail time and other criminal penalties are often just the start of the adverse consequences.
Many people accused of assault are successful professionals, and being convicted of a family violence offense will damage their personal lives and professional aspirations irreparably.
Often, individuals accused of family member assault are treated as guilty from the start. Jay and the rest of our team strongly believe in the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” which is reflected in our track record of successful case outcomes.
Proven Success for Assault Cases in Pasadena
Our assault law firm serving Pasadena has a track record of successfully getting charges dismissed, reduced, or securing a “not guilty” verdict for individuals accused of criminal charges.
In one notable case, an individual was accused of choking a family member and throwing the person to the ground. The client faced felony charges for the alleged act. Our team at Blass Law got the charges dismissed.
In another assault case, a client was accused of continuous sexual assault of a child. We took the case to trial and presented a robust case to the jury. The jury returned a “not guilty” verdict.
For a legal consultation with a family member assault lawyer serving Pasadena, call 713-225-1900
Our Law Firm Will Fight to Get Assault Charges Dismissed or Reduced
Jay and the rest of our team at Blass Law recognize the sensitive and complex nature of family violence cases. While any criminal accusation should be taken seriously, individuals accused of assault against a family member need to be especially vigilant.
Per Texas Family Code § 71.004, family violence involves acts against a family member or household member involving:
- Physical harm
- Bodily injury
- Dating violence
- A threat that causes the family member or household member to fear imminent harm
Many people are surprised to learn that you do not have to cause serious physical injury to someone to be charged with assault. Per Texas Penal Code § 22.01, any physical contact that is “offensive or provocative” can lead to criminal charges for assault, and the consequences can be severe.
Criminal Penalties for Assault Against a Household or Family Member
Assault on a family member may be a misdemeanor offense in certain situations. However, if certain aggravating circumstances are present, the offense is a felony. You could also face felony charges for assault on a family member if you have been convicted of family violence in the past.
Multiple accusations of assault against a household or family member within one year can lead to charges for “continuous violence against the family,” per Texas Penal Code § 25.11.
Depending on the nature of the alleged offense, your criminal history, and whether any aggravating circumstances were present, accusations of assault against a family or household member could result in the following, per Texas Penal Code § 12:
- Class A misdemeanor charges punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $4,000
- Third-degree felony charges punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
- Second-degree felony charges punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison plus a maximum fine of $10,000
- First-degree felony charges punishable by five years to life in prison, plus a maximum fine of $10,000
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How an Assault Attorney in Pasadena Can Fight For You
Pasadena family member assault lawyer Jay Blass Cohen can protect your rights and develop a tenacious defense strategy. Our team knows how to navigate the complexities of the Texas legal system. We will advocate passionately and skillfully on your behalf.
We Will Pursue a Dismissal Whenever Possible
If your criminal case is dismissed, the case against you is dropped, and you do not have to go to trial. We might get your case dismissed if we can prove that there is not enough evidence against you to warrant family assault charges, there were procedural errors, or your rights as a criminal defendant were violated.
We Can Fight for a Favorable Plea Agreement
Jay Blass Cohen has extensive experience in plea bargaining. During plea bargaining, Jay negotiates with the prosecutor to strike a deal for the defendant.
For example, say you were accused of felony assault against a family member and are facing years behind bars. Jay may secure a plea bargain where you agree to plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense with no jail time instead of facing trial for a felony offense.
We Can Fight For Your Innocence at Trial
Sometimes, a plea deal is the best way to avoid severe criminal consequences such as jail time. However, if the prosecution does not offer a favorable deal, we are fully prepared to represent you during a criminal trial.
Jay Blass Cohen is an experienced trial lawyer with ample courtroom experience. He and the rest of our legal team at Blass Law will present an evidence-based, strategic defense and fight for an acquittal. Our goal at trial is for you to be found “not guilty” of all charges.
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Assault against a family or household member can be a misdemeanor or a felony offense. Either way, the associated penalties are significant and life-changing.
If you have been accused of assault, family violence, or a related offense, Pasadena assault lawyer Jay Blass Cohen at Blass Law is ready to fight for you. Our team will be your fierce legal advocates and fight to get your case dismissed, reduced, or obtain a “not guilty” verdict. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.
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