Keller, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: My wife and I both received an assault by contact ticket. What should we do, we got in a fight and she called the cops

I am a recovering alcoholic and I slipped we got in a fight and she wouldn't let me out of a closet so I pushed out of the way. We have had the cops involved before. We love eachother and don't want to end our marriage. What should we expect and do?

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Deborah Ann Bankhead
Deborah Ann Bankhead
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: This is certainly a difficult situation, but a local, experienced criminal defense attorney can help. A Class C ticket has a range of punishment of $0 to $500 fine. However, a Family Violence ticket for Assault by Contact can have very serious consequences for your criminal record. You want to pursue an option where this could be expunged from your record in time. Contact an attorney as soon as possible and discuss your options.

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