When you are charged with misdemeanor or felony domestic violence, the stakes can be permanent and life-changing. The state of Texas takes family violence charges seriously, and penalties can include thousands of dollars in fines and decades in prison. This makes it especially important to mount a vigorous, dignified defense that pursues the best possible outcome for your future.
You do not have to manage the stress of this high-stakes process alone. Let a domestic violence lawyer in Frisco, TX help protect your rights. Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg at 214-696-9253 today for a free consultation.
Domestic Violence in Frisco, TX
Texas law defines domestic violence as an assault or other violent action threatened or carried out against any of the following:
- Current spouse/significant other
- Former spouse/significant other
- Child’s co-parent
Domestic violence can be either a felony or as a misdemeanor. Each of these charges lead to different penalties for domestic violence upon conviction. A domestic violence lawyer in Frisco can help you understand the charges against you and build a strong defense that advocates for your rights.
Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
Incidents involving the threat of violence or minor contact are usually charged as misdemeanors. The possible penalties for misdemeanor domestic violence in Texas include probation, counseling, up to 1 year of incarceration, and a fine of up to $4,000.
Felony Domestic Violence
If the allegation resulted in a serious injury or involved the use of a weapon, you will likely face felony charges. These charges can be amplified if the incident involved a child or threatened the life of the victim. The possible penalties for felony domestic violence in Texas include up to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 depending on the severity of the charge.
Other Penalties for a Domestic Violence Conviction
All domestic violence convictions are added to the defendant’s permanent record, and they are never eligible for sealing or expungement. This can make it difficult to find employment, win custody of your children, and receive certain government licenses like those associated with hunting, fishing, or gun ownership.
Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges
If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges, there are several different strategies we can use in your defense. Every case is unique, but common defense strategies for domestic violence include:
- Defense of a third party
- Accidental violence
- Mistaken identity
- False accusation
A domestic violence lawyer in Frisco can help you review the details of the accusation and the evidence being used against you in order to choose the defense that is most appropriate for your circumstances. Call 214-696-9253 today for a free evaluation of your case.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg
Criminal defense attorney Randall B. Isenberg has more than 30 years of experience, and his work as a former prosecutor and judge has left him uniquely positioned to build a strong case for your defense. He knows what strategies the other side is likely to bring to the table, and he will make sure you are prepared to protect yourself against them.
How a Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Help
Our firm represents defendants of all backgrounds, including both first-time and repeat offenders. We can help with your defense by:
- Fighting for Your Rights: We can assert that the charges facing you stem from a false accusation, or that the incident was accidental or constituted self-defense.
- Collecting Evidence: We can use independent investigators and analysts to credibly demonstrate your side of the story in court.
- Ensuring Accountability: We will force the government to meet the strict burden of proof necessary for conviction.
- Reducing Sentencing: We can help our clients sign up for counseling, anger management, and related services to demonstrate their willingness to make positive life changes to the court.
- Negotiating a Plea Deal: Randall B. Isenberg knows how to leverage the details of your case into a fair and equitable plea agreement.
If a criminal conviction would jeopardize your professional license, our firm can help navigate those disciplinary complications for you, as well.
A Track Record of Success
The results of our firm’s past family violence cases speak for themselves, with many of the charges either being dismissed entirely or being reduced to misdemeanor charges or probation. We can put that history of excellence to work for you and provide you with the compassionate defense you deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was charged with domestic violence in Frisco, we may be able to help. Our firm is passionate about providing defendants with the robust, compassionate defense they deserve. Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at 214-696-9253 for a free case evaluation.