There are different statutes involving family assault offenses in Texas. Many fall under misdomeanor law and are designed for less violent incidences and can considered a warning to the offender that if the assaults continue, more serious charges can result.
An assault that causes injury to a family member is a much more serious matter. When police are called in these types of cases, they will immediately remove the offender from the home and most likely will face serious assault charges that includes a restraining order.
Some of the most serious assault charges involve cases where several misdomeanor assaults have occured repeatedly or when a victim has been seriously injured to the point of nearing death. An offender can face long prison sentences and fines in these cases.