If you are charged with domestic abuse in Texas, you should not take it lightly. You need to defend yourself aggressively, as you can be certain prosecutors will be working hard to convict you.
With a Hurst domestic abuse lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg on your side, you can trust us to work as hard as we can to help you overcome these accusations with the best possible outcome. We do not take shortcuts when defending our clients.
How Domestic Violence Charges Work in Texas
When a person closely associated with you accuses you of committing a harmful action, you could receive a charge of domestic violence. According to the Texas Attorney General’s office, the close associates who could bring a family violence or domestic abuse accusation against you include your:
- Current or former spouse
- Foster children or foster parents
- Someone living in your residence, even if there is no family relationship
- Current or former dating partner
Someone accusing you of domestic violence may lie to the police about their relationship with you. In truth, this person may have no formal relationship with you. If this is the case, your domestic abuse lawyer in Hurst can seek evidence to show that this charge is inappropriate for you.
What Types of Actions Constitute Domestic Violence?
If a family member or another eligible person accuses you of domestic violence, law enforcement must be able to show through its investigation that you committed a certain action against that person. To charge you with domestic violence, police must show that you:
- Caused physical harm
- Committed sexual assault
- Caused emotional or mental harm
- Threatened bodily injury
- Created unwanted or offensive physical contact
What Should I Do If Police Start Asking Questions?
In some cases, you may be unaware that you committed domestic violence until police officers show up and begin questioning you about an incident that you may barely remember.
Before submitting to questions, tell police that you want to have a domestic abuse attorney in Hurst at your side. We can help if you are unsure why police are questioning you.
Potential Penalties for Domestic Violence
The potential penalties you could face in a domestic violence charge can vary significantly, depending on the exact type of violence you allegedly committed. According to Texas Penal Code § 5.22, you could face either a misdemeanor or felony related to this charge.
- Misdemeanor: Some actions will be a misdemeanor, such as an assault or threat of harm. A misdemeanor carries the potential for a limited jail sentence, a small fine, and the possibility of probation.
- Felony: Some domestic violence situations will result in felony charges. For example, sexual assault or violence against a child is a felony, potentially carrying prison time and a large fine.
Felony convictions can cost you some of your freedoms, such as the ability to vote or to own a firearm. Your Hurst criminal defense lawyer will focus on helping you avoid a felony conviction. To this end, we may try to convince prosecutors to reduce your charge to a misdemeanor.
How the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Can Help With Your Case
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we take pride in making sure defendants receive the best possible level of service from our team. We understand the immense trust you are placing in us, and we want to do whatever we can to help you through this difficult process.
We Will Tap Into Our 30-Plus Years of Experience
Our founder, Randall B. Isenberg, has over 30 years of experience working in law enforcement and the justice system. This experience gives him a unique ability to view each case from multiple angles, which helps us craft your defense strategy.
Although he is currently a criminal defense attorney, he previously worked as a criminal prosecutor, so he knows the strategies prosecutors may use against you.
Additionally, he previously served as a state district judge, which means he can often anticipate how the judge may rule in different aspects of your case during trial. This allows him to prepare thoroughly when defending you and anticipate potential twists and turns in your trial before they happen.
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We Will Build a Defense Strategy That Fits Your Situation
We can often use multiple strategies in defending you against a domestic violence accusation. We will meet with you to discuss your case, so we can fully understand your point of view about the facts and your concerns about what will happen.
By speaking with you, we can create a defense strategy perfectly tailored to your needs, while also tapping into our past successes with similar cases.
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We Will Gather Facts
We will interview witnesses and review any video footage of the incident. We will pour over police reports and records of any past events when your accuser may have been involved in domestic violence cases, either as a victim or defendant.
Having this information is vital to helping us create a defense strategy and counter any efforts by the prosecution to present the facts in a way that may be untrue.
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We Will Discuss All Options With You
Although we will advise you on choices you should make regarding the case, this will be a collaborative effort between you and our team. We will discuss every option you have to ensure we are on the same page at each step.
We Are Ready to Take on Your Case Immediately
Our Hurst domestic abuse lawyers know you want to resolve your case quickly. We will begin working on your behalf as soon as you hire us.
For a consultation, reach out to the team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg as soon as possible.
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