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Family Violence


Jim Renforth - Fort Worth Family Violence Lawyer

Fort Worth Attorney Jim Renforth aggressively defends family violence, family assault, dating violence and other allegations of domestic violence in the Tarrant country Fort Worth area and throughout Texas. Following the Jim Shaw tradition, attorney Jim Renforth will aggressively defend you against all types of family violence charges including:

  • Family violence
  • Dating violence
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Felony family violence
  • Protective orders
  • Misdemeanor domestic violence

Texas Family Violence Laws

Under Texas Family Law code Sec. 71.004, family violence is defined as:

  1.  An act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault or that is a threat the reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault, but does not included defensive measures to protect oneself.
  2. Abuse by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household.
  3. Dating violence.

Texas Punishment for Misdemeanor & Felony Domestic Violence

The charges for domestic violence assault could range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the specifics of the case. The punishment ranges for assault family violence in Texas are as follows.

Texas Family Violence Crimes & Punishment

Crime Class
Jail or Prison Term
 Class C MisdemeanorNAUp to $500
Class A MisdemeanorUp to 1 Year in State JailUp to $4,000
3rd Degree Felony2 to 10 Years in PrisonUp to $10,000
2nd Degree Felony2 to 20 Years in PrisonUp to $10,000
1st Degree Felony5 to 99 Years in PrisonUp to $10,000


Law Offices of Jim Renforth | Fort Worth Family Violence Attorney

Contact The Law Offices of Jim Renforth at (817) 877-0401 for a free consultation about your domestic violence allegations throughout Fort Worth and surrounding cities in Tarrant County, Texas.

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