Assault on Your Future

September 7, 2012


The charge of assault, whether it is a misdemeanor or has been enhanced to a felony has serious repercussions, especially when you are applying for jobs or for rental housing.  Assaults have ranging penalties, but the most severe punishment is the record  that is carried by the offender.  


Some jobs more than others can be greatly affected by a conviction of an assault.  A Bexar County detention officer has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of assaulting his fiancee. The paramedics reported that the female victim could not close her mouth and it appeared difficult for her to speak when they arrived.  The couple had been drinking heavily that evening and although his hand was swollen, he denied hitting her.


The deputy was taken to jail and charged with assault causing bodily injury of a spouse or co-habitant, which is a Class A Misdemeanor.  The deputy could possibly lose his job depending out the outcome of the Sheriff Department’s investigation, not to mention the punishment a judge hands down if he is convicted of the charge.


Whether you are in law enforcement or a civilian, the aftermath of a physical altercation can be damaging in many areas of your life.  If you are facing an assault charge, it is important that you have an attorney that will be able to stand up for you in court and fight for your rights!  Call The Law Offices of Jamie Balagia today to se up your free consultation!