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Domestic Violence Attorney in Round Rock 

Defending Clients Charged With Domestic Violence in Williamson County

Domestic violence is a violent crime against a family member, fiancĂ©, boyfriend, girlfriend, or domestic partner. 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 face felony charges for a second offense. A person found guilty of domestic violence assault will not only lose the right to possess a firearm but the conviction can never be sealed or expunged. Early intervention by a skilled attorney is extremely important when negotiating with the prosecution for a reduction in charges or case dismissal dealing with the prosecution for a reduction in charges or case dismissal.

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

A contentious divorce and child custody case can often result in false domestic violence charges to influence 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 later. 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 serving Williamson County that will provide dedicated and determined representation if you have been accused of domestic violence.

Have you been charged with domestic violence in Texas? Call The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck today at (512) 337-6285 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our Round Rock domestic violence lawyer!

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Texas?

In Texas, domestic violence, also known as family violence, is considered a criminal offense and can result in serious penalties. The penalties for domestic violence in Texas include the following

  • Class A misdemeanor: Up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000 
  • Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  •  Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000 
  • First-degree felony: 5 to 99 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  •  In addition to these criminal penalties, a person convicted of domestic violence in Texas may also face additional consequences such as court-ordered counseling, community service, and loss of child custody or visitation rights.

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Texas, it is crucial to seek the advice of our domestic violence attorney in Round Rock as soon as possible. We can help you understand the charges against you and the potential consequences and help you build a solid defense to protect your rights and freedom.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are resources available to help you, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline and local shelters and advocacy groups.

When is Domestic Violence a Felony? 

In Texas, domestic violence can be charged as a felony under certain circumstances. These include:

  • If the alleged perpetrator has a prior conviction for domestic violence
  • If the alleged perpetrator used or exhibited a deadly weapon during the commission of the offense
  • If the alleged perpetrator caused serious bodily injury to the victim
  • If the alleged perpetrator committed the offense while on bond or probation for a previous domestic violence offense
  • If the alleged perpetrator committed the offense and has a history of family violence, as defined by Texas law.

It should be noted that domestic violence can also be charged as a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances.

How to Defend Against a Domestic Violence Charge

In 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 member, such as a spouse, child, or 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. Other cases are moments of outrage or anger directed toward a loved one. Other cases involve false accusations or actions taken to defend against a physical attack.

Our Round Rock law firm has achieved some notable verdicts in criminal cases involving domestic violence, most recently in a case where 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.

Why Choose Us?

When you choose the Law Office of Ryan H. Deck to represent you in your Texas domestic violence case, you can expect:

  • Compassionate Support: Our Round Rock DV attorneys understand that facing allegations of domestic violence can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. That's why we offer compassionate support and guidance to our clients throughout the legal process. We'll take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide the support you need to navigate this difficult time.
  • Legal Expertise: Ryan H. Deck has a proven track record of success in handling domestic violence cases in Texas. He has a comprehensive understanding of Texas domestic violence laws and knows how to build strong defenses for his clients. Whether negotiating with prosecutors or advocating in the courtroom, Ryan will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
  • Customized Strategies: Every domestic violence case is unique, and we believe that one-size-fits-all legal solutions simply don't work. That's why we take the time to thoroughly evaluate the specifics of your case and develop customized legal strategies tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. Our goal is to achieve the best possible result for you, whether that involves negotiating a plea deal, seeking alternative sentencing options, or fighting your charges in court.
  • Responsive Communication: We understand the importance of clear and open communication between attorney and client. That's why we make it a priority to keep you informed of all developments in your case and promptly respond to any questions or concerns you may have. You can trust that we will be accessible and available to support you every step of the way.

If you're facing allegations of domestic violence in Round Rock or the surrounding areas, don't wait to seek legal representation. Contact the Law Office of Ryan H. Deck today to schedule a confidential consultation with our skilled Round Rock DV lawyers. We'll review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and help you take the necessary steps to protect your rights and your future.

Contact Our Round Rock Domestic Violence Attorney Today 

At The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck, you can count on our criminal defense attorneys to protect 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 committed to getting the charges against you dismissed, reduced, or a favorable verdict at trial.

Contact The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck today to schedule a FREE consultation with our domestic violence lawyer in Round Rock! 


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Some Of Our Past Results:
  • Case dismissed State of Texas v. K.H. (Assault Family Violence/3rd Degree Felony)
  • Case dismissed State of Texas v. A. B. (Theft of Property)
  • Dismissed State of Texas v. A. M. (Assault)
  • “I was very impressed with the outcome of the issue and will definitely use his office if I ever need representation again.” - M.M.
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Ryan Deck grew up in Williamson County where he attended Round Rock High School. After graduation, he attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Finance, he attended The University of Houston Law Center, graduating in 2003.

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