Whether it was a misunderstanding, argument, drunken fight, or divorce battle, your loved one has now been placed in jail on domestic violence charges. If you need domestic violence bail bond services in Lubbock, TX, call Caprock Bail Bonds at 806-722-2120. We are not here to judge, only to provide money and assistance with bailing your loved ones out of jail. We are available 24 hours for any concerns or questions you may have.
How Does Bail For Domestic Violence Work?
Just like all bail bonds, the amount is determined based on the severity of the crime. In Texas, there are three crimes of domestic violence: domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous violence against the family.
Domestic Assault: Intentionally or knowingly threatening or causing bodily injury to family member. Recklessness and provocative contact also fall under domestic assault. Even if you push a family member out of the way without cause for harm, but they fall and get hurt, it becomes domestic assault. This counts as a Class A misdemeanor for first-time convictions and constitutes 1 year in jail, a fine up to $4,000, or both. If a defendant commits domestic assault with a prior conviction, the charges are upped to a 3rd-degree felony.
Aggravated Domestic Assault: Intentionally or knowingly threatening or causing bodily serious bodily injury to a family member with a deadly weapon is a 1st-degree felony. You get a minimum of 5 years and a fine of $10,000. If you committed serious bodily injury to a family member without the use of a deadly weapon, your aggravated assault charge is a 2nd-degree felony and gets you at least 2 years in prison and upwards of $10,000 in fines.
Continuous Violence Against the Family: If you commit two domestic assaults in 12 months, you are charged with continuous violence against the family, which is a 3rd-degree felony. You can get up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Call Us For Your Release Today
While Caprock Bail Bonds can assist you with domestic violence bail in Lubbock, TX, keep in mind that you may have other fees to pay. The court may have you pay restitution like medical bills to the injured party. A judge could place you on probation or prohibit contact with the accuser. Be mindful of the conditions of your bail and be sure to follow it so you don’t wind up back behind bars for violating it. For any questions, call us at 806-722-2120.