Charges related to an assault or family violence often come down to allegations between family members or friends. What may have started out as a simple argument has now escalated into a serious criminal charge. At the law office of James Lee Bright in Dallas, Texas, we defend people throughout north Texas against charges of assault and domestic violence. If you have been accused of assault or any similar type of offense, contact us for a free initial consultation.
Assault & Domestic Violence Offenses
Family Violence and Domestic Assault
Allegations of domestic assault and family violence can be severe. Not only do they jeopardize your parental rights, they also carry with them the possibility of jail time and a heavy fine. In Texas, the state will charge you with a felony for your second domestic violence charge. While it may be possible to plea bargain with prosecutors in other counties, it is unlikely to occur in Dallas County. It is important even if this is your first domestic violence charge to hire an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to defend you against:
- Spousal Assault/Abuse
- Child Abuse and Molestation
- Domestic Violence No Contact Orders
- Criminal Assaults
When the police are called for an alleged assault, they will usually arrest anyone they suspect is involved. Assaults can range from simple bar fights to aggravated assaults. There can be severe collateral consequences from an assault case with a finding of family violence. You could potentially be barred from ever owning a firearm, even for hunting purposes. If you are not a U.S. citizen, an assault case may lead to deportation or denial of citizenship. Further, many of these cases result in protective or stay away orders that keep you from being with family members.
To learn more about defending yourself against allegations of family violence or assault, contact the law office of James Lee Bright for a free initial consultation.