San Antonio Domestic Assault Attorney

Interviewer: We’re talking about domestic violence. What is domestic violence called in Texas?

Attorney Churak: The offense is usually classified as Assault-family, basically, or assault-married.

Texas Has Separate Courts That Hear Domestic Violence Crimes

Interviewer: It’s just a subset of assault, depending on the type of assault. Does the court see this offense as something different than assault on a person the alleged perpetrator is unacquainted with?

Attorney Churak: They actually have separate courts set up for specifically family violence cases. It came about because of legislation enacted in Washington a number of years ago where they actually funded separate courts for just strictly domestic violence cases.

Domestic Violence Is a Crime Committed against Family Members

Interviewer: Who can domestic violence incidents be committed against? Is it just a spouse or can the charge also apply to children or other relations?

Attorney Churak: It can be anybody within the family relationship, including in-laws.

The Domestic Violence Classification Depends on the Type of Relationship the Perpetrator Has to the Victim and Can Include In-Laws and Boyfriends or Girlfriends

Interviewer: What about if it’s just a girlfriend instead of a wife?

Attorney Churak: Yes, the classification applies to girlfriends also. If you’re in a dating relationship, it can be considered family violence.

Interviewer: What about if you are accused of assaulting your roommate, for example, an individual who is sharing your apartment?

Attorney Churak: A roommate is probably not going to fit in to the classification, unless it’s a dating relationship.

In Texas, Domestic Violence Is Classified as an Assault Crime
Assault and Domestic Violence Defense
The Domestic Violence Classification Depends on the Type of Relationship the Perpetrator Has to the Victim and Can Include In-Laws and Boyfriends or Girlfriends. If you have been accused of domestic violence in San Antonio, you need to call attorney Gary Churak to defend your rights. 210-545-3850