I have been charged with a class C misdemeanor for assault to family member in TX. I slapped my boyfriend across the face. He

Asked over 1 year ago - Mckinney, TX

has a bruise and did not go to the hospital. I was released on bail. He filed an order of protection against me. I have no previous criminal history of any kind. What is likely to happen to me?

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Sorry, it is a class A misdemeanor.

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  1. M. Todd Miller

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . I encourage you to discuss this in private with experienced legal counsel in your area rather than admit to the crime on the internet. With good counsel, anything is possible.

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  2. Larry Dean Bloomquist


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    Answered . A class A misdemeanor is punishable by 0 to 365 days in the County Jail and a fine of up to $ 4,000.00. The fact that you have no criminal history is good and helps. It is unlikely that you would get jail time and would be eligible for deferred adjudication which is a type of probation that allows you to avoid a final conviction. First you need to hire a good attorney that will evaluate your case and the evidence they have against you. You may have a good defense. Second if you do not have a good defense your attorney will help get you the best deal possible. Good Luck.

  3. Richard Timothy Jones

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    Answered . You shouldn't admit to a crime on the Internet. You could be facing up to a year in jail or up to two years of probation. This is a very serious offense and you should start family violence counseling as soon as possible.
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