If you or a loved one was arrested for domestic violence, A Southlake domestic violence lawyer from our firm can defend you from the harsh penalties of a conviction. Even if you are innocent, you must take domestic violence charges seriously. Our attorneys know the laws surrounding domestic violence and assault and can fight to protect your freedom. We understand these types of convictions can change your life forever.
Once you contact our team, we will begin working on your case immediately. We will review the circumstances of your case to determine what happened. We have handled many similar cases and know how to develop a defense strategy that works. We want you to avoid a conviction so that your record is not negatively affected forever.
The Attorneys at The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Can Help
Being charged with domestic violence can cause serious consequences that could follow you for the rest of your life. Not only are there legal consequences, but having domestic violence on your record can also affect your relationships or ability to get a job in the future. When the attorneys at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg take your case, we will:
- File all legal forms
- Work hard to end your case quickly
- Assist you with testimony preparation
- Minimize or dismiss negative consequences
- Review the evidence against you and come up with a solid defense strategy
We will do what it takes to get your charges reduced or dismissed. We understand going through a trial can be stressful. Our attorneys will be by your side every step of the way. If you are innocent, we will work tirelessly to prove you did not commit the crime you are charged with.
When serving our clients, we aim to go above and beyond. We want to protect your career and reputation by helping you keep a conviction off your record. Our team has resources to protect your right to freedom. We will do everything we can to win your domestic violence case.
Penalties for Domestic Violence in Texas
Texas takes domestic violence allegations seriously. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you could face jail time and significant fines. The following provides information on the type of penalty a defendant of domestic violence could be facing if convicted:
- Class C misdemeanor assault: Penalties include up to a $500 fine.
- Class A misdemeanor assault: Penalties include up to 1 year in prison and/or up to a $4,000 fine.
- Third-degree felony assault: Penalties include 2 to10 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
- Second-degree felony assault: Penalties include 2 to 20 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
- Second-degree felony aggravated assault: Penalties include 2 to 20 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
- First-degree felony aggravated assault: Penalties include 5 to 99 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
There is a lot to consider when you face serious consequences. It may be helpful to have legal representation who has handled many similar cases on your side. A Southlake criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can work to develop a defensive strategy that protects your freedom.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Texas law refers to domestic violence as “family violence.” According to Texas Family Code, Sec.71.003, one may commit this offense against:
- Their current or former spouse
- Their child (including any children who are adopted or in foster care in the same household)
- Their sibling
- Another relative
- Their current or former dating partner
- Another parent of their child
- Someone else they live with, even if they are not related
Types of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can include several types of abuse, such as:
- Physical abuse: Any type of violent behavior towards the victim. This could include hitting, slapping, pushing, biting, punching, or cutting someone. It may also be considered physical abuse if you do not allow someone to get needed medical treatment.
- Emotional abuse: Lowering the victim’s self-esteem by constantly criticizing, name-calling, or trying to sever the relationship between the victim and people who would provide support for them.
- Psychological abuse: Making the victim fearful by intimidating them or threatening to physically harm them or their loved ones.
- Sexual abuse: If the abuser forces sexual contact or attempts to without the victim’s consent.
Threats of violence may also be considered domestic abuse. Regardless of the charges filed against you, our attorneys will prepare an appropriate defense.
Assault vs. Aggravated Assault
Texas Penal Code § 22.01 defines assault as a person intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly:
- Causing bodily injury to someone else
- Threatening someone with bodily injury
- Physically contacting someone in a provocative or offensive manner
Texas Penal Code § 22.02 defines aggravated assault as someone who commits assault while:
- Causing serious bodily injury to someone else
- Using a deadly weapon
Work With a Criminal Defense Lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg
If you are facing domestic violence charges in Southlake, our attorneys can help. A domestic violence conviction could stay on your record permanently and be detrimental to your life forever. We have handled many domestic violence cases and have positive case results to show how we have helped past clients.
We also have many positive testimonials from former clients, such as:
- “The Isenberg law offices are filled with professionals who take every case and client seriously, as if they’re going up to bat for their own family members. Our family will look only to Isenberg whenever we need a great lawyer.” – Christopher
- “Randall Isenberg handled my case perfectly resulting in my case being dismissed. I think his prior experience as a prosecutor and a judge helped in the courtroom. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.” – Former client
- “Thank you to Randall Isenberg and his staff for helping my son with a legal issue. From the moment we met with Mr. Isenberg, we knew we had chosen the right lawyer. He answered all our questions and calmed our nerves. He negotiated with the prosecutor to achieve the best possible result for my child. Going to the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg was definitely the right choice.” – Former client
For a free legal consultation with a Domestic Violence Lawyer in Southlake, call (214) 696-9253
We Offer Free Consultations
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we offer free case reviews to all potential clients. A member of our staff is available 24/7 for a confidential consultation. We also offer Spanish-speaking support. Contact us today so we can get started on your case.