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Family Violence/Assault in Texas

Difference Between Family Violence & Domestic Violence in Texas

Family violence charges are associated with assault or other types of violent crimes involving loved ones or household members. Since these criminal offenses involve family members, many assume there will be no criminal consequences, specifically if no charges were pressed.

However, if Texas law enforcement believes family violence has occurred, they decide whether to press charges, not the alleged victim. Family violence cases are heard in a special division of the criminal court, which is why having a criminal defense lawyer with experience handling these types of cases is of utmost importance.

The punishments of a family violence/assault conviction include:

  • Jail or prison sentence
  • Fines
  • Restraining orders
  • Loss of custody
  • Loss of gun rights
  • Possible felony charge in the event of a similar offense in the future
  • Immigration consequences

From time to time, loved ones can have disagreements with each other. Sometimes, verbal confrontations can, unfortunately, take a violent turn that results in immediate regret. On other instances, scored significant others falsely accuse their partners of domestic violence to gain an advantage in child custody proceedings or simply for blackmail. But in most cases, law enforcement authorities are called in and arrests are made.

Carroll Troberman, PLLC Domestic Assault Legal Counsel

If you have been accused of family violence or domestic assault in Texas, our Austin criminal defense lawyers at Carroll Troberman, PLLC can help you either get your charges dismissed or avoid jail time. With more than 30 years of experience, our Austin criminal defense lawyers have helped thousands of clients obtain positive outcomes in their cases. Do not hesitate to explore your legal options and get your life back on the right track.

We are ready to investigate your arrest, gather and review evidence, find inaccuracies and weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and help you either get your charges dismissed or reduced. With a former prosecutor on our team, we understand how the other side will approach your case.

Contact us and schedule a free consultation immediately.

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