Houston Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Being falsely accused of family violence can have a devastating impact on you and your loved ones.
Domestic violence or family violence refers to a wide range of assaultive conduct and relationships. Traditionally, most people think of an abusive husband or wife when they hear domestic violence. However, in Texas you can be charged with a domestic violence allegation for assaultive conduct against an ex-spouse, ex-boyfriend, an ex-boyfriend of your ex-spouse or even a roommate.
The range of punishment for Assault Family Violence is typically a Class A misdemeanor. You could face up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000.00 fine if convicted. You will lose your right to possess a firearm even on a first-time offense. If government believes there was a history of unreported domestic violence you could spend decades in prison.
How does one end up with a false charge? In many cases the allegations are simply false. The charge can be brought out of anger or jealousy. Other times the victim will admit to exaggerating the circumstances out of fear, confusion or retaliation. Even the police will overstate the facts against an accused. This will not stop the State from prosecuting you. Even if the victim requests the charges be dropped the government will continue with the prosecution.
Before a person is even convicted of family violence they will be given a restraining order and subjected to a high bond request. In most jurisdictions your case will be handled by a specialized division whose only job is to prosecute those accused of domestic violence.
If you are facing a domestic violence charge you will need skilled and experienced Domestic Violence Defense Attorney to help.
Call Today to Schedule a consultation with our Houston Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer to discuss your options.