Building An Effective Case In Defense Of Your Domestic Violence Charge
The people and the state of Texas do not take domestic violence charges lightly. Conviction for these criminal offenses could mean extensive jail time and fines, not to mention a significant blow to your reputation. The court may even try to classify the offense as a felony, which could lead to a loss of certain liberties and difficulty finding jobs in the future.
At the Shapiro Law Firm, we provide legal representation for clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Our firm stands on a foundation built from more than 40 years of experience. We know how to take effective action on our clients’ behalf to get charges dismissed or reduced wherever possible.
How The State Defines Domestic Violence
To better understand your situation, it may help you to know how Texas defines domestic violence. Domestic violence is an action by a member of a household or family with the intent to induce one or more of the following:
- Bodily injury
- Physical harm
- Sexual assault
Additionally, defendants do not have to be living with a significant other to be charged with similar violence offenses. In Texas, law enforcement may charge you with “dating violence” per Family Code § 71.0021.
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Do not face domestic violence charges alone. Our attorneys have the background and resources your case needs for a strong defense. Reach out to our office in Plano by calling 972-468-0716 or using the online contact form.