Family violence charges are very unique as compared to other charges, even assaultive charges. In a family violence charge, the identity of the accused is rarely at issue nor is the issue of whether an assault actually occurred in question. However, unlike other offenses, very often, the victim may side with the accused. Even if they do not want to side with the accused, the accused and witness have a personal history and relationship, unlike most offenses. The common belief that family violence is repetitive behavior in nature, in combination with enhancements from prior offenses create unique trial challenges. Lastly, most jurors can relate to the offense, at least to some degree, unlike many other offenses. For these reasons, family violence charges should not be treated like other offenses.


Family violence is a topic that involves an array of emotions and complications. These cases are not handled like other cases involving assault, aggression, and violence. Because of the nature of family violence, a unique approach is required to handle such situations. There are two main types of family violence cases in court, where the victim seeks to prosecute, and where the victim does not want to charge their aggressor. Each case is dealt with differently with consideration of all evidence available. As defense attorneys who have been representing clients across Texas for criminal defense matters, we recommend to take charges of family violence very seriously. The justice system is State of Texas prosecute the charges of family or domestic violence very seriously. So, it is advised to have a knowledgeable and dedicated criminal defense attorney with the prior experience of family violence cases, represent you aggressively.



According to statistics from Texas Council on Family Violence, in 2011 there were more than 175 thousand incidents of family violence in State of Texas. Family violence is one of the most seriously prosecuted misdemeanor offense in Texas. Family violence can be prevalent through many different forms, including physical aggression or assault, threats of sexual abuse, stalking, or controlling; in addition, no physical injuries are mandated to be present to be charged with family or domestic violence. In Texas, a domestic violence conviction carries additional fines, the deprivation of certain rights, and the inevitable increase of any subsequent domestic arrest to a felony. Additionally, the courts typically favor in the side of caution in family violence cases, thus permitting a judge to issue a protective order shielding the family member from receiving contact from an alleged domestic assaulter.


Depending on the circumstances, an individual can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony for a domestic violence arrest. When charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, it is believed that a person caused bodily injury (or pain) to their partner. On the other hand, if a deadly weapon is used, then the person will be charged with a Felony Aggravated Assault. No matter what kind of criminal offense you are charged with, court will normally order you to stay away from the home and have no contact with your partner, spouse, or family member. If convicted by domestic violence charges, you can get probation, court-ordered counseling, and jail or prison time.



When an individual is dealing with the justice system, it is natural for him or her to have a wide range of emotions, such as anger, resentment, rage, depression, or anxiety. Often, people want to blame the other person and want the other person to take responsibility for their situation. Our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys acknowledge such emotions and work with our clients to represent them aggressively in the justice system. Our attorneys have a combined experience of more than 45 years of dealing with criminal defense matters, and have represented thousands of clients in different counties of Texas. Over the years, our clients, by being proactive and getting professional help, have gotten better results in their cases, such as less severe sentencing, reduction of charges, less fines, and even dismissal of charges.


With a track record of continuous success over the years, our attorneys are here to represent you for your family or domestic violence charges. If you are charged with domestic violence in counties of Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Rockwall, and Johnson, our legal team is here to provide you an aggressive representation. Our attorneys have represented clients with first, second and multiple offenses of family and domestic violence. As a criminal defense law firm in Dallas, we have represented clients for both misdemeanors and felonies in pre-trial and trial proceedings. Our experience came from working on different kinds of domestic and family violence matters, representing clients across Dallas Fort-Worth area, and working aggressively inside and outside the court.



Our lawyers for family violence are available for a FREE CONSULTATION, to discuss your case in detail. If you or a loved has been charged with family or domestic violence in Dallas Fort-Worth area, you should contact our attorneys to discuss your case and determine the right course of action for a better outcome of your case. You can schedule a FREE CONSULTATION by calling 972.789.1664, emailing contact@dallasarealaw.com, or filling out the form on top of this page. We look forward to providing you an aggressive and dedicated legal service. We offer convenient installment plans and accept all major credit cards.




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