Family and domestic violence affect millions of people all over the country. If you have been arrested or charged with any form of family or domestic violence, an Addison family and domestic violence lawyer from our firm might be able to help you prove your innocence and avoid the damaging effects of a conviction.
At Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg we have team members standing by to discuss your charges in a free case assessment. We can get to work on your case today.
The Long-Term Effects of a Conviction
Charges of family and domestic violence may happen inside your home, but the effects of a conviction can be much more far-reaching. We fight hard for our clients facing these charges because their futures might be affected in more ways than one. Possible negative consequences include:
- A permanent stain on any future background checks
- Inability to obtain certain types of employment
- Inability to obtain housing in specified areas
- The filing of an Order of Protection against you
- The potential loss of your short- or long-term freedom
How Our Team Can Help
A criminal defense lawyer can be an invaluable resource in a family and domestic violence case. High stress levels and heavy emotions often complicate these matters due to the relationships between the parties involved. As a third party, a lawyer from our team can focus on fighting the charges against you, so these emotions do not get in the way of your rights.
When you trust our team to build a defense for you, we can work to minimize the damage of a misdemeanor or felony conviction or have the charges dismissed altogether. We can also arrange plea bargains and bail on your behalf. While our team works on your defense, you can start rebuilding your life.
We Can Represent You in Police Interviews and at Court
Maintaining your silence after an arrest might be difficult. You may naturally want to defend yourself, but your silence can be important to your case. Instead, save your words for your lawyer and avoid inadvertently incriminating yourself.
According to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §38.22, you have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer any questions from the police until your lawyer is by your side. You also have the right to stop your interview at any point. Contact our firm for representation before making or signing any statements at all.
Our team may direct you to only answer specific questions or to not answer any questions at all. We can question you separately to understand what happened and help you prepare your statement.
We Can Build Your Defense
Because charges of domestic violence will remain on your criminal record indefinitely, it is important to carefully construct your defense with time and attention to detail. Our goal when building your defense is to protect you from:
- Incarceration or imprisonment
- Hefty financial penalties
- Social isolation or seclusion
- Damage to your professional and personal reputation
To help build your defense and mitigate the charges against you, our team will:
- Carefully listen to your version of events
- Locate and interview available witnesses
- Request and review any relevant police reports
- Compile a list of character witnesses
If you have medical records or photos to substantiate any injuries you suffered and indicate that you acted in self-defense, share them with our team members right away. Any information you have could help us to disprove or minimize the charges against you.
For a free legal consultation with a Family and Domestic Violence Lawyer serving Addison, call (214) 696-9253
Recent Outcomes in Our Family and Domestic Abuse Cases
In 2020, our team fought back against family and domestic violence charges and successfully defended our clients. By doing so, we helped them preserve their professional, personal, and social lives. Some of the results we saw in 2020 included:
- Outright dismissal of charges
- Conditional dismissal of charges
- A negotiated reduction of charges
- Deferred probations
Our team has the tools to help you protect your good name. We are ready to advocate for you and work to build a solid case against the charges you are facing. Start fighting for your future now with the help of an Addison family and domestic violence lawyer at Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today.
What Constitutes Domestic Violence in Texas
The use of the word “violence” may lead many to believe that physical altercations are the only reasons behind family or domestic violence charges. However, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) cites the following as acts of family or domestic violence:
- Forced isolation
- Unwanted contact
- Forced pregnancy
- Property destruction
- Financial exploitation
To create an effective defense plan, our team must understand your charges, the circumstances that led to your arrest, and your version of events. From there, we might be able to build a defense that protects you and safeguards your reputation.
Get Help from an Addison Family and Domestic Violence Lawyer
Do not wait to reach out for help. If you are ready to discuss your case, we are here to take your call. Contact our team at Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg by calling
(214) 696-9253 and receive your free case assessment.