Being charged with domestic violence can result in massive changes in your life. Not only could you face fines large enough to put a financial strain on you, but more serious charges could also result in years in prison. A conviction will also appear on future background checks and be a serious deterrent to future employers.
If you’re charged with domestic violence by someone in your family or household, your entire future could be at stake. Being charged with any crime is stressful and difficult, but especially so when it’s domestic abuse, something that Texas takes seriously. You don’t want to deal with it alone, so have a Lewisville domestic abuse lawyer at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg help you.
Benefits of Hiring a Domestic Abuse Lawyer on Our Team
Having a lawyer would be a time saver. You could use the time you would’ve spent preparing your case to live your life as you were before. It could also be a big stress reliever. With a lawyer, you’ll likely feel more confident in your case.
Most of all, a lawyer gives you a sense of normality. No one wants to experience all the work and stress that comes with defending themselves in court. Your lawyer can handle all that while giving you the ability to return to everyday life. Being charged with domestic abuse can change a lot, but it doesn’t have to. You can live your life as you did before when there’s a lawyer representing you.
Is a Lawyer Worth the Cost?
While it is true that lawyers can sometimes charge a high hourly rate, it is well worth it when you weigh the cost against what you could have to pay if you don’t have a lawyer. Would you rather spend money on a lawyer or pay thousands in fines if convicted?
Think of the struggle it will be trying to get a job if you are convicted. The potential money lost on that front can be worth a lawyer on its own. Felony convictions can result in decades in prison.
What Will a Lawyer Do?
Your lawyer can try to get your charges dismissed or reduced, get you released on bail, or get your bail reduced, if applicable. They can make a deal with the prosecuting attorney and research laws and precedents that apply to your case.
Here are some other things that your lawyer can do for you:
- Present your case to the judge and jury
- Select jurors
- Question witnesses
Definition of Family Violence
While commonly known as “domestic violence,” the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) calls it “family violence” and defines it as “an act by a member of a family or household against another member that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm.”
The law is complicated and requires a lot of research. Being charged with domestic violence can seem overwhelming, but your lawyer will be able to explain the process to you and take a lot of the work off of your plate.
Potential Penalties for a Domestic Abuse Conviction
The penalties for a domestic violence conviction are especially harsh in the state of Texas. These are the penalties you could face based on the severity of the conviction:
- Class C misdemeanor: Fines of up to $500
- Class B misdemeanor: Up to 6 months in jail and fines of up to $2,000
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to 1 year in jail and fines of up to $4,000
- State jail felony: Up to 2 years in jail
- 3rd-degree felony: Up to 10 years in prison
- 2nd-degree felony: Up to 20 years in prison
- 1st-degree felony: Up to 99 years in prison
Even if you’re only facing a relatively small fine, a lawyer on our team can help fight the charges. Even a Class C misdemeanor could be a deterrent to potential employers and severely affect your ability to earn money in the future. No penalty is so small that our lawyer won’t be able to help.
Keep in mind, however, that having a criminal defense lawyer will not guarantee that there won’t be a conviction, but when facing harsh penalties like the list above, you want to have every possible advantage.
Our Lewisville Domestic Abuse Lawyers Are Ready to Help You
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg serves clients in Lewisville and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. There are multiple lawyers on staff who can defend you against whatever domestic abuse charges you face, no matter how serious or minor they are.
Randall B. Isenberg is a former prosecutor and state district judge and has been working in the legal system for over 30 years. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg will be able to start working on your case.
If you want to get in contact with our firm, consider checking out our website. If you call us early enough in the process, you might be able to prevent your charges from being filed in the first place.
Lewisville Domestic Abuse Lawyer Near Me (214) 696-9253
What Former Clients Have Said About Partnering with Us
We strive to reach a fair outcome for all of our clients. Take a look at some of their testimonials:
“After I decided to go with Randall B. Isenberg, I first thought I’d made a mistake. It seemed like I wasn’t being kept informed. I had a thousand fears and a thousand questions. But it didn’t take me long to discover how hard the attorneys at his law offices were working. No doubt that I’m free today because of them.” —Gerrie J.
“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
How to Get Started Defending Your Lewisville Domestic Abuse Case
Reach out to the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg for a free and confidential case evaluation. Don’t go through the stressful process of facing domestic violence charges on your own. Have a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of these cases handle it for you.
No charges of domestic violence should be taken lightly. These charges can follow you for the rest of your life, so act now.