Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges

If you are convicted of domestic violence, you may be concerned about how these charges may affect your future. You’re not the only one who is concerned — we are too. Your reputation, career and livelihood could be jeopardized if you don’t take the proper actions to defend your case against what could have been a false accusation or faulty investigation, among other weaknesses.

Count on our distinguished, board-certified criminal law specialist to examine every alternative you could face besides hefty fines and imprisonment, because at our, firm we understand that everyone makes mistakes, and many times the victim fabricates their accusation. We obtain extensive experience in pursuing strategic defenses against domestic violence charges successfully, allowing our clients to avoid the worst possible outcomes.

To give a background, Texas’ simple assault law defines acts of assault in three ways:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person.
  • Intentionally or knowingly threatening someone with bodily injury.
  • Intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact in a manner considered offensive or provocative.

Bodily injury and physical contact deemed offensive or provocative include physical, sexual or psychological violence. For an assault to classify as domestic violence, any of these actions must have been inflicted on a/an:

  • Child
  • Parent
  • Spouse
  • Sibling
  • Intimate partner
  • Roommate or cohabitant

An interesting, and rather critical, circumstance in domestic violence charges is that you may be arrested by a police officer who didn’t witness any part of the incident at all. That raises red flags. It is difficult to pinpoint who inflicted the assault on whom if the officer wasn’t present during the incident. Was it the perpetrator or the victim?

Luckily, you can count on our team to go above and beyond for your case, exploring defense methods such as:

  • Self defense
  • Lack of evidence
  • False accusations
  • Unintentional or mistake
  • Wrong suspect
  • Inability to prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt
  • Consent

With former prosecution experience on our track record, our domestic violence lawyer can anticipate every prosecution strategy you may face and devise a tactical defense against each and every one. Our firm is recognized for achieving the highest public commitment to excellence for a reason: We successfully defend thousands of cases. Your case could be one of them.

Don’t move forward without consulting our aggressive defense team first. Connect with us online or contact our team at (817) 402-2188.