Family violence allegations could lead to significant charges and must be taken seriously. If you are facing allegations or charges, or if you were arrested for a family violence offense, an Irving family violence lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg may be able to help.
Family violence offenses are wide-ranging. They could include almost any type of threat or action that can harm someone whom Texas law indicates you have a domestic relationship with. There are specific considerations when prosecuting and sentencing these crimes that could leave you facing severe consequences. We can help you navigate this process and pursue a more positive outcome in your case.
What Is Family Violence Under Texas Law?
Family violence occurs when there is violence or threats of violence between two members of a family. Texas criminal law defines “family” under Penal Code Chapter 22. This includes relationships such as:
- Those who are related by genetics or adoption
- Those who are currently married
- Former spouses
- Those who share a connection to the same child, including biological, foster, step, and adoptive parents
- Dating partners or those previously in a relationship
- People who share the same home
Family violence is further defined under Texas Penal Code §71.004. Under this statute, it includes acts intended to result in injuries, assault, sexual assault, threats, or other actions that put the victim in “fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself.” It also includes any type of dating violence or child abuse.
How Serious Is an Irving Family Violence Charge?
Crimes that fall under the Texas family violence laws may be charged as a Class C misdemeanor up to a first-degree felony. The severity of the charges and the possible penalties associated with a conviction will depend on the nature of the crime, the details of the situation, and any aggravating circumstances.
In addition to paying fines, community supervision, incarceration, and other consequences of a conviction, you may also suffer additional impacts on your professional and social life. A conviction could affect your custody case, ability to get and retain a job, occupational licensing, renting an apartment, and more.
When you meet with one of our attorneys about your case, we can discuss the details of the allegations against you and the possible consequences. Learning as much as possible about the worst possible outcome in your case will give us a place to start when we develop a defense strategy to clear your name. Our defense strategy could reduce the severity of charges you face, reduce your sentence, or get you a better outcome.
Let Our Team Go to Work on Your Dallas County Family Violence Case
The criminal defense lawyers from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can provide representation, advocacy, information, and guidance as we navigate the criminal justice system together. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to understand the state’s family violence statutes and build a strong defense in your case.
Firm founder Randall B. Isenberg has decades of experience in criminal justice—not only as a defense attorney but also as a Senior Chief Felony Prosecutor and State District Trial Judge. Using this knowledge of how prosecutors build and move these cases forward, our Irving family violence lawyer takes steps for our clients that include:
- Working with you to learn your side of the story, gather evidence that supports it, and develop a case around it
- Ensuring you understand the possible outcomes of your case, what our goals are, and what is likely to happen
- Reviewing the evidence and case built by prosecutors to prove your guilt
- Investigating the surrounding circumstances, including watching videos, obtaining police reports, and interviewing officers
- Meeting with the prosecutors to try to reach a settlement
- Protecting your rights, reputation, and future
- Seeking problems with the prosecution’s case against you
- Seeking a better possible outcome based on your needs and desires
If you are accused of a family violence offense or if your loved one was arrested and charged with one of these crimes, our team is here for you. You do not have to try to fight this alone, regardless of the situation. We can defend against false allegations, help you prove your character if you made a mistake, or otherwise take action to pursue a more positive outcome for you.
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Developing a Defense Strategy for Your Family Violence Case
Each Irving family violence defense strategy is developed based on the specific details of the incident in question. We need to discuss your case with you, investigate what happened, identify any issues with the prosecution’s case, and analyze all of the information we learn before we can begin building an effective strategy to get the outcome we are seeking on your behalf.
We may be able to get a more positive outcome in your case than you could get if you tried to navigate this process on your own. Some ways we may be able to help our clients include:
- Getting evidence thrown out
- Presenting evidence to stop charges from being filed
- Getting charges dropped
- Identifying and helping them qualify for any available diversionary programs
- Negotiating a plea or sentencing deal
- Getting the charges downgraded
- Convincing the court to hand down lesser penalties
Whether you stand accused of threatening, striking, or harming a family member, our team is here for you. We understand how stressed out and frustrated you must feel. We can step in and help with your case today without judgment. We can help clients who are:
- Being questioned for a crime
- Named a suspect in a crime
- Arrested for a crime
- Facing charges for a crime
- Making an initial court appearance
- Facing an arraignment
- Going to trial
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Work With Our Irving Criminal Defense Attorney
You can discuss your case with a team member for free today. The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg and our criminal defense attorneys may be able to help you navigate the criminal justice process after allegations of a family violence offense. Connect with us now to learn more.