Texas Lawyers Fighting Domestic Violence Allegations
In Texas, like elsewhere in the United States, domestic violence allegations can be complicated. Many allegations arise in the middle of hard-fought divorces, when alcoholism or addiction is involved, or when a couple has a history of violence. These issues are huge factors in the cases, and lawyers must take them into consideration when building effective defenses.
At Lee & Wood, we represent people facing domestic violence charges in the west Fort Worth metro area. Our office is conveniently located in Fort Worth, allowing us to easily represent clients in local courts across the west metro area, including those in Weatherford.
Our clients come to us from all walks of life and from throughout the metro area. Each case is different. We often tell people that, even if they are facing the exact same charges as someone else, the outcome will likely be different because of different facts. That is why you cannot predict the likely outcome of a domestic violence or other assault case without talking with an experienced lawyer.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges? Here’s What You Should Know.
In Texas, domestic violence can involve any violence between household members: parents, children, roommates, and even unmarried partners who are living together. If the police are called out to a property and there is evidence of an assault, one of the individuals in the household will likely go to jail.
The state has also passed legislation making sure that charges are taken very seriously. For example, even if the other person in your household simply wants to drop the charges, the state prosecutors will not automatically drop charges on their own.
What’s worse, the consequences of a conviction are serious. You may face jail time. Even if you don’t serve time, you can never possess a firearm or ammunition again under federal law. You may also end up with a criminal record that keeps you from renting an apartment or getting a job.
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Contact us for a free and confidential consultation at our Fort Worth law office. Call 817-678-6771 or complete our online contact form. We can talk with you about the charges you face, as well as your options.