If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been charged with domestic or family violence, you need a Fort Worth family violence lawyer, and we can help. We are the law firm of Baker and Dameron. Our lawyers understand the significance of these charges and the impact they will have on your future. If convicted, you face jail time, fines and more. You can lose your right to possess a gun. You will have a criminal record that can impact your ability to get a job in the future. We will work hard to protect your rights. Non-aggravated assault and non-aggravated family violence assault are class A misdemeanors. An assault occurs if the accused recklessly or intentionally causes bodily injury to the complainant. Bodily injury is often described as an act that causes pain. It is not necessary that there be physical evidence of an injury such as a bruise or broken lip; however, lack of a visible injury may make the case very defendable and ultimately result in a dismissal or an acquittal. Fort Worth family violence assault convictions carry numerous repercussions. Because of the Lautenberg amendment someone convicted of a family violence assault is banned from ownership and use of guns or ammunition; furthermore, a restraining order for domestic abuse will also result in the prohibition. The Lautenberg amendment has resulted in some servicemen being discharged from the military because they could no longer carry a weapon. Directly with a protected individual or a member of The family or household in a threatening or harassing manner; A threat through any person to a protected individual or a member of the family or household; and In any manner with the protected individual or a member of the family or household except through the person's attorney or a person appointed by the court, if the order prohibits any communication with a protected individual or a member of the family or household; or The residence or place of employment or business of a protected individual or a member of the family or household; or Any child care facility, residence, or school where a child protected by the order normally resides or attends. For the purposes of this section, "family violence, " "family, " "household, " and "member of a household" have the meanings assigned by Section 71.01, Family Code.