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Understanding Domestic Violence Charges and How to Fight Them Attorney Ryan H. Deck is your reliable advocate for defense.

Round Rock Domestic Violence Attorney

Accused of Domestic Violence in Texas?

Domestic violence refers to a violent crime against a family member, fiancé, boyfriend, girlfriend or domestic partner.

It includes:

  • Threatening a person with bodily harm
  • Physical contact with a person against their wishes and in an offensive manner
  • Committing a violent act that causes injury

Many assault charges are the result of accusations of domestic violence. A first-time domestic violence offense will usually be charged as a Class C misdemeanor. A person with a prior domestic violence history, including a case that resulted in deferred adjudication, could be facing felony charges for a second offense. A person found guilty of domestic violence assault will not only lose the right to possess a firearm, the conviction can never be sealed or expunged. Early intervention by a skilled attorney is extremely important when it comes to negotiating with the prosecution for a reduction in charges or case dismissal.

Accused of domestic violence? Contact our Round Rock domestic violence lawyer for legal advice and representation.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Williamson County

Man approaching woman with a fist - Round Rock domestic violence lawyer

A combative divorce and child custody case can often result in false domestic violence charges as a way of influencing the outcome of a settlement. Once a person has been charged with domestic violence, the prosecution can pursue the case even if the alleged victim changes their mind at a later point in time. It is also likely that a protective order will be issued, which could prevent you from seeing your children. The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck is a knowledgeable criminal defense firm that will provide dedicated and determined representation if you have been accused of domestic violence.

We take domestic violence accusations very seriously because of the consequences that can result from a guilty verdict, such as:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Psychological counseling
  • Protective Order

Deferred adjudication can also be ordered by the court depending on the circumstances. Our Round Rock domestic violence attorney will make sure your rights are protected both in and out of court and vigorously fight the charges against you. We are dedicated legal professionals that will make sure you receive effective and committed representation.

How to Defend Against a Domestic Violence Charge

In the state of Texas, the courts view domestic violence as any violent and/or abusive criminal act committed by one member of a family or household, against another family member such as a spouse, child, significant other, or against another member of the same household. Many domestic violence cases are initiated by individuals who wish to exert a certain level of power or control over their loved ones and use physical, sexual, emotional, financial or psychological abuse to do so. Other such cases are simply moments of outrage or anger directed towards a loved one. Other cases involve false accusations, or actions taken to defend against a physical attack.

Our firm has achieved some notable verdicts in criminal cases involving domestic violence, most recently in a case in which a woman was accused of assaulting her boyfriend by throwing an object at him, causing a laceration. The firm helped the client to avoid penalties and get the charges dismissed.

If you have been accused of any type of domestic violence, you could be facing very serious charges and penalties. A conviction for domestic violence in Round Rock could mean jail time, significant fines, mandatory psychological counseling and the issuance of protective orders restricting your actions. Each of the penalties associated with domestic violence could very easily have a dramatic impact on your personal life, your family, your career, your freedom and your future.

At The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck, you can count on the fact that our criminal defense attorneys are committed to protecting your rights at every turn. We know how frightening it can be to have a moment of anger or an act of self-defense be turned into a criminal charge for domestic violence or assault family violence. We are dedicated to our clients and are committed to fighting to get the charges against you dismissed, reduced, or achieving a positive verdict at trial.

Facing charges for domestic violence? Contact our Round Rock domestic violence lawyer for trusted representation today!

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