Domestic assault charges are serious criminal charges that should be carefully considered. In the Edinburg area, a police chief was recently arrested on domestic violence charges. The South Texas police chief was arrested and jailed on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. The chief’s common-law wife reported that the police chief had assaulted her. According to authorities, the man’s wife had minor injuries. The 64-year old police chief had been suspended from work.
Domestic assault charges, accusations and allegations like those noted in this case can result in serious penalties and consequences for accused individuals. Because those involved are either romantically involved or related, the situation can reverberate throughout a family and the local community. Due to the potential impact, it is important for those accused to understand what they face and how best to move forward.
The results of the legal process can also have an impact on areas such as employment, particularly when the accused is a public official or holds a prominent position within a community. It is not only important to handle the legal process for the best available outcome, but a stern defense can help limit the potential effects of the charges in the court of social opinion.
Whatever the circumstances may be, it is essential for any individual who has been accused of committing a crime to be familiar with the legal process. Understanding legal resources, and the criminal justice process, can help guide accused individuals and families impacted by family violence through the process.