Texas lawmakers take family and domestic violence allegations seriously. If convicted of a related offense, it could mean a world of things for your future. A family and domestic violence conviction might:
- Cost you your freedom
- Negatively impact a background check
- Put current or potential employment at risk
- Damage your standing in your community
- Cause you to lose custody of your children
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg has resources and familiarity with local laws that may help build a defense that minimizes the devastating aftermath of these criminal charges. Do not wait to find out what a Lancaster family and domestic violence lawyer from our team might be able to do to help safeguard your good name, character, and reputation.
How We Can Build a Defense On Your Behalf
To make sure you are given a chance to tell your side of a family and domestic violence allegation, we listen to your story carefully. We may also use it and any police reports or witness statements to help you at trial.
We research the law and the circumstances of your arrest to:
- Determine there was probable cause for your arrest
- Arrange a plea bargain toward your long-term freedom
- Locate character witnesses
- Request bail
If your case goes to court, we will represent you and continue to fight for the best possible outcome.
We Have a History of Successfully Defending Our Clients
Do not face the future alone or without hope. As recently as January 2021, our criminal defense team has negotiated these favorable outcomes for clients facing similar charges:
- The reduction of assault to a Class C
- The dismissal of a harassment case
- Conditional dismissal of assault charges
Let our team build an evidence file that supports your right to maintain freedom and helps you fight back against these damaging criminal charges. When you are ready to safeguard your future, we are ready to help.
For a free legal consultation with a Family and Domestic Violence Lawyer serving Lancaster, call (214) 696-9253
You Have Legal Rights That Cannot Be Violated
You may be tempted to speak up for yourself after an arrest. You may want to avoid doing so or answering any questions without asking for your lawyer.
Once you request a lawyer, the police must stop questioning you immediately. They must also inform you of your rights. In addition to maintaining your silence, according to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §38.22, you are also entitled to:
- Knowing that anything you say or do might be used against you
- Having a lawyer with you during any subsequent questioning
- Requesting an immediate end to any questioning or interviewing
Our team will listen to your version of the events that led to your arrest, including how your arrest was conducted. If we determine that your rights were violated in any way, we may have leverage to help us negotiate having the charges against you reduced or dismissed. We may also be able to lessen the degree of penalties you might face.
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Avoid These Harsh Family and Domestic Violence Penalties
You do not have to face the penalties that accompany conviction on family and domestic violence charges without help. A lawyer at our firm may help you reduce the charges against you or arrange a plea agreement that lessens the severity of any penalties you face. If you were arrested in Lancaster, you may face the following penalties, according to the Texas Politics Project:
- First-degree felony: 5 years to 99 years in prison, plus a $10,000 fine
- Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison, plus a $10,000 fine
- Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison, plus a $10,000 fine
The financial penalties of these charges can be significant. In addition, you may also face long- and short-term separation from your friends, family, and loved ones. These separations from society may also cost you to lose your current employment and make gaining later employment a challenge.
We may look for character witnesses, community service, and other evidence that attests to your integrity. Our team works hard to help you build a credible defense that helps you maintain your dignity and your freedom.
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The State Must Move in a Timely Fashion
While fighting family and domestic violence charges might seem to take a significant amount of time, we understand the importance of putting these charges behind you and getting on with your life. The state has a limited time to charge you with any criminal offense. They must move according to a predefined timeline.
If the state does not move within legal timelines, we may be able to have charges against you dismissed. In addition to ensuring your arrest was valid, we also make sure the prosecutor acts in a timely fashion and in accordance with the statutes of limitations that govern your case.
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Start Putting Your Life Back Together Today
Have you been charged with family or domestic violence in Lancaster? With more than 30 years of experience in a career as a former prosecutor and as a state district judge, Randall B Isenberg has what it takes to fight hard in your defense.
When you are ready to get your life back on track, a Lancaster family and domestic violence lawyer is ready to advocate for you. Contact the criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg by calling (214) 696-9253 today.