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October 20, 2020

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Domestic Violence in Texas?

Domestic violence is one of the more serious criminal charges that you can face. On the legal side, penalties of conviction can include incarceration, fines, or other ramifications. However, being convicted of domestic violence will also take a significant toll on your personal relationships and professional ambitions. 

In Texas, the statute of limitations places a time limit on how much time can pass before criminal charges are filed. Read on to understand what the statute of limitations on domestic violence is in Texas. 

The Statute of Limitations on Domestic Violence in Texas

For any given crime, it may not always be possible for a prosecutor to immediately present charges. Sometimes, the evidence for a crime may be spurious, or a victim comes forward much later on after an alleged crime has been committed. The statute of limitations imposes a deadline on the amount of time that can pass between when a crime has been committed or discovered and the filing of charges. 

In Texas, the statute of limitations for the misdemeanor crime of assault is two years. It’s important to keep in mind that charges similar to domestic violence may have different timelines. For example, the crime of continuous violence against the family is a felony, meaning the statute becomes three years instead of two.

Contact a Domestic Violence Lawyer in Fort Worth

No matter the charges you’re facing, you have the right to a robust legal defense. At The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy, we defend the rights of those accused of domestic violence in Fort Worth, and we want to help you in the fight to clear your name. 

Call 817-605-1010 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with a Fort Worth domestic violence lawyer from The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. 

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