Domestic violence charges are among the most emotional and difficult types of criminal cases in Texas. If you and your spouse, partner, or other family member has a volatile relationship, you could find yourself in legal trouble after an altercation. Domestic violence is the intentional or reckless infliction of bodily injury against a family member or other individual with whom you have had a dating or romantic relationship, even covering cohabitation. Charges are easy to bring and hard to disprove, even if the initial complainant recants.
Don’t let one person’s heat of the moment reaction affect your life forever. Domestic violence charges can seriously disrupt one’s career, separate them from their children, affect their right to possess a firearm, and even worse, take away their liberty. Oftentimes, family violence charges proceed directly to trial, regardless of whether the alleged victim even wishes to prosecute. Prosecutors show absolutely no mercy when it comes to levying these charges.
An arresting officer will likely not ask many questions when called to the scene of an alleged domestic violence dispute, and will generally arrest someone at the scene. He or she also often takes only the statement of the alleged victim, which paints a one-sided story. This is unfair, because in domestic violence cases, you are often dealing with two very different sides of the story of the incident.
The Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law
Many domestic violence charges are unfortunately brought during divorce and child custody disputes. It is important you address any domestic violence charges directly since any arrest may impact your ability to keep or gain custody of your children. If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, please contact an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Houston for assistance with your case.
Family Violence Cases May Involve:
- Physical assault
- Sexual abuse
- Child abuse
- Parental abuse
- Spousal abuse
- Ex- spouse abuse
- Girlfriend or boyfriend abuse
- Ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend abuse
Houston Assault Defense Lawyers
If you have been arrested or charged with an assault offense, contact Rubin Law Firm, PLLC. We take your assault charges seriously and fight to protect your constitutional rights. James Rubin is an aggressive trial lawyer who will fight for you from day one to get the best possible resolution for your case.