Houston Impeding Airway Attorney


Impeding Airway Lawyer HoustonIn the state of Texas, one of the ways they can charge a person with assault – family violence is by alleging that during the assault the suspect impeded the airway or circulation of the person. Because the State is very serious about protecting people from repeat domestic abusers, Texas classifies this as a third-degree felony. A third-degree felony in Texas means the accused faces a minimum of two years in prison, and up to 10 years in prison, in addition to a possible fine of up to $10,000 fine. If you or a loved one is charged with family violence by impeding the airway or circulation, it’s imperative to hire an experienced Houston impeding airway attorney as soon as possible.

If an act of violence is committed against a family member, household member, or a person the offender is currently involved with or has been involved with romantically in the past, it is considered family, or “domestic” violence. These persons include the following:

  • A person with whom the offender has or has had an ongoing dating or romantic relationship
  • A current or former spouse
  • The child of a current or former spouse
  • Any family member of the offender by blood, marriage, or adoption
  • A person with whom the offender has a child or children
  • A foster child or foster parent of the offender
  • A housemate or other person with whom the offender lives

Why Do I Need A Houston Impeding Airway Lawyer?

In Texas, (Texas Penal Code 22.01 (2) (B)), impeding the airway of another person is a third-degree felony. Further, a past conviction can be used to severely increase the penalty range in a future domestic violence case. This is true even if a person successfully completes deferred adjudication probation. For example, where the case involves domestic violence against a family member, it is not able to later be sealed by a petition for non-disclosure. It is implied, that unlike with other offenses, a person who pleads guilty and successfully completes deferred adjudication probation will till never be able to overcome the domestic violence/family violence label. It will follow that person for the rest of their life. Since there is so much at stake, that is why it is important to reach out to attorney Paul Darrow. He can guide you through this difficult time.

Contact Us Today For Experienced Legal Guidance

Things will move very quickly once the prosecutors are ready to make their case. That is why it is critical for you to contact a skilled Houston Criminal Defense Attorney with experience in assault – family violence for help. As a former prosecutor, Paul Darrow brings a unique insight into how the system works and he brings a wealth of experience to his criminal defense cases. Not all defense attorneys can say that.  Paul understands how to get positive results for those he is defending. If you are facing charges of impeding airway in a family violence case, be sure you have the best defense team available. Call today at (713) 641-5300.