If you were given paperwork that says Assault Bodily Injury-Married or Assault Bodily Injury Fam/Hou when you left the Bexar County Jail it means that you’ve been arrested for a Domestic Violence Assault. Domestic Violence accusations carry serious consequences. This blog post will take you step by step through the allegations being made against you, tell you want the State has to prove, and how you can win your Assault Bodily Injury- Married case.
What Does Assault Mean?
The first term in your charge, Assault essentially means an offensive and unjustified touching. If they are not more serious an offensive unjustified touching results in a citation. If the it is more serious these citations become arrestable allegations.
What is Bodily Inury?
If you were arrested because of a Domestic Violence allegation it means that the State is claiming that (at the very least) you caused bodily injury to a family member, significant other, roommate or spouse. In Texas, bodily injury is anything that causes pain. You can also be arrested (but for a more serious felony of Aggravated Assault) if you threaten death or serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon, but usually these are referred to as Agg Assaults not Assault Bodily Injury-Married.
What Is Meant by Married? Or Fam/Hou?
In Texas, Domestic Violence occurs when violence is present between the actor and any member of their family, their household, a significant other or a spouse. For some reason, Bexar County will shorten this in their system to either Married or to Fam/Hou. What you are seeing when you see this is just a code, it is not a formal charge or an information (the document that brings you to court).
Why is There a Warrant for My Arrest for an ABI-Married?
If officers don’t make an arrest at the scene they will file a police report. Usually, this occurs when someone calls the police after the other person has left. After they conduct their investigation they take their file to the District Attorney’s Office. If the District Attorney believes that there is probable cause that a crime was committed they will an information with the court and a warrant will be issued. We can allow you to avoid the Bexar County Jail and walk through the basement of the courthouse with a satellite bond.
If you’ve or a loved one has been charged with Assault Bodily Injury-Married. You need legal help. We have had hundreds of these cases dismissed. Give us a call today!