Domestic Violence Attorneys Defending Your Freedom
Domestic violence charges are often based on one person’s word, one person’s perception, one person’s description of an event in which they were the victim (and not also the victimizer). It could rest on physical injuries of one without much attention to the injuries of the other party. It could rest on what the police saw in the time they were there, after the fact. The truth is, someone is going to get arrested and charged, even if both people participated in a fight.
In some cases, domestic violence charges are part of a bigger issues; a parent might falsely accuse the other parent of assault in order to gain the upper hand in a child custody case.
Whatever actually occurred, whether it was your fault or the fault is shared, you DO have rights. At Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC, our San Antonio domestic violence defense attorneys are here to protect you. Review our case results page. You will see that we have had success with many assault family violence cases. Many, many times we have had the charges dropped. Call our office at (210) 787-3916 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Criminal Domestic Violence Charges in Texas
Domestic violence can be charged three ways: violence against a family member, domestic assault and aggravated domestic assault. If convicted on one of these domestic violence charges, you could receive a jail or prison sentence and stiff fines. The court could require you to attend counseling and anger management classes. It could even affect a child custody case or your immigration status.
There are other criminal charges that often come out of a domestic violence call or a bad family situation, such as:
- Interference with a 911 call
- Reckless behavior without regard for the outcome
- Offensive contact
- Continuous violence against the family (two or more assaults in 12 months)
- Assault with a prior conviction for domestic assault
- Violation of a protective order
Building a Strong Defense
The prosecutor may try to bundle multiple charges together in order to ensure a conviction on at least one charge. For example, interfering with a 911 call is seldom charged by itself, but is combined with other charges such as offensive contact or domestic assault. One or both charges may be hard to prove. Was the situation really an emergency or just an argument? Our attorneys force the prosecution to make its case. If they can’t, charges may be dropped or the case may be won in court.
Sometimes people just need time to cool down or to find another way to work out their problem. We can work to amend or pull back a protective order. Our South Texas family violence lawyers have even been known to go to overnight court (midnight to 8 am) to appear before the judge before an order is issued.
Another thing we do is to encourage our clients to show their commitment to their families by taking voluntary anger management classes. Being proactive in this way can have a positive result both in legal terms and in how the family functions.
Facing a Domestic Violence Charge? Call Gireud | Hobbs. Free Consultation.
The most important thing we can do is to ensure that our client’s rights are protected. If you are facing any type of domestic violence charge in San Antonio, contact Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC to schedule a free consultation. Call our office so that we can fight to have the charges dismissed (210) 787-3916.