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Hurricane Beryl Arrests and Assault Family Member Cases

Hurricane Beryl Arrests and Assault Family Member Cases

In the wake of Hurricane Beryl, which recently struck the Montgomery County and Walker County areas, communities are grappling with the storm's aftermath. Unfortunately, natural disasters often bring with them a rise in family violence incidents, as stress, displacement, and uncertainty can exacerbate tensions within households. If you or someone you know has been arrested for family violence during this challenging time, it’s crucial to understand your rights and options. Brian Foley Law PLLC is here to provide expert legal assistance to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Lt. Gov's Declaration of Disaster made it an increased punishment to commit Assault in an area affected by natural disaster.

The Impact of Hurricane Beryl on Family Violence

Hurricane Beryl has left many families in Montgomery and Walker Counties dealing with significant stressors. The loss of homes, disruption of daily routines, and the pressure of emergency situations can lead to a spike in domestic conflicts. Law enforcement agencies, responding to increased reports of family violence, have made numerous arrests, aiming to protect vulnerable individuals and maintain order during these trying times.

Understanding Family Violence Charges

Family violence charges in Texas are taken very seriously and can carry severe penalties. These charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the severity of the incident and any previous history of family violence. Common charges include:

  • Assault: Intentionally causing bodily injury to a family member.

  • Aggravated Assault: Causing serious bodily injury or using a deadly weapon during the assault.

  • Continuous Violence Against the Family: Committing two or more acts of family violence within a 12-month period.

The penalties for these offenses can include jail time, fines, mandatory counseling, and protective orders. In disaster-stricken areas, where tensions are already high, the consequences of a family violence charge can be even more profound.

How Brian Foley Law PLLC Can Assist

At Brian Foley Law PLLC, we understand the complexities and sensitivities involved in family violence cases, especially in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to providing compassionate, effective representation to help you navigate these challenging times.

Comprehensive Legal Defense

We offer a thorough defense strategy tailored to the unique circumstances of your case. This includes:

  • Investigating the Incident: We will conduct a detailed investigation to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and uncover any discrepancies in the prosecution's case.

  • Challenging Evidence: We will scrutinize the evidence presented against you, challenging any unlawful or improper actions taken by law enforcement during your arrest.

  • Negotiating with Prosecutors: Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you, whether that involves negotiating for reduced charges, alternative sentencing, or even case dismissal.

Compassionate Support

We recognize the emotional toll that a family violence charge can take on you and your loved ones. Our team is committed to providing supportive, non-judgmental legal counsel to help you through this difficult time.

Protecting Your Rights

Your rights are our priority. We will ensure that you are treated fairly and justly throughout the legal process, advocating vigorously on your behalf to protect your future and your freedom.

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