I have prosecuted and defended family violence cases. I know that in the heat of an argument some partners will call "911" and claim violence to "win" the argument. I have seen family violence allegations used to gain advantage in divorce and child custody cases. I can use my experience to fight your case and protect your rights.
What is the Texas law on family violence?
Family violence in Texas is defined as an assault against any relative or household member. A first offense carries up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
The victim in my case wants to drop the case and sign a non prosecution affidavit. Will it be dismissed?
In Texas victims have no right to have a case dismissed. Only the district attorney can file or dismiss a case.
What are the consequences of a family violence conviction?
A family violence conviction can affect your life for years to come. It can affect child visitation, divorce cases, gun ownership, employment, immigration, and professional licensing. Do not plead guilty to family violence without speaking to an experienced defense lawyer.