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Compassionate Representation Against Domestic Violence Charges

Things can quickly get out of hand when emotions get heated at home. As tempers flare and the police are called, making your voice heard and upholding the truth can be hard. If you are facing domestic violence charges in the Austin metro, protect yourself with a criminal defense attorney who will stand by your side.

At Ranney Law, we know how disruptive domestic violence accusations can be and how overwhelming it can feel when no one will hear your side of the story. Texas courtrooms take these charges extremely seriously, which is why we explore all possible options for preserving the truth and protecting your rights, no matter the domestic violence charges you may face.

How Our Domestic Violence Attorney In Georgetown Can Help You

Under Texas law, domestic violence is form of assault that takes place between two parties who are in a relationship, such as those who are romantically involved, parents to the same child, roommates, former spouses, or a parent and child.

Our attorney has been defending clients from charges for more than 15 years. Utilizing this legal experience, he has helped clients overcome the unique challenges of their cases involving domestic violence charges such as:

  • Domestic assault – This can be an act of violence or verbal threat against someone where the aggressor and victim are in an intimate relationship.
  • Aggravated domestic assault – This is an assault that results in serious bodily harm to the victim or involves assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Continuous violence – Cases in which the aggressor has been involved in multiple previous domestic assaults. These cases can occur even if the aggressor was acquitted and only arrested.

At our Georgetown office, our goal as your legal representation is to get to the bottom of your charges by gathering evidence and testimony to support your defense and using that information to pursue the outcome you deserve. You can rest easy knowing that we will explore all possible options for resolving your criminal matter, including reducing or dismissing the charges or securing an acquittal.

Answers To Common Questions About Domestic Violence Charges In Texas

Below, we’ve provided answers to some questions commonly asked by prospective clients.

What penalties typically come with a domestic violence conviction?

The penalties can vary widely based on the specific allegations made and whether you have prior convictions. If convicted of first-offense domestic assault, which is typically a Class A misdemeanor, your sentence could be up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. If convicted of a felony charge for aggravated assault, however, you could face between two and 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

How can domestic violence charges affect my family and work life?

These charges can greatly disrupt your family and work life. You may be subject to a restraining order that limits contact with your family members. This can affect your living situation, child custody and visitation rights. At work, you might experience lost job opportunities, as employers may be hesitant to hire someone with a criminal record. Additionally, certain professions that require licensing can deny or revoke your professional license.

What are some ways to fight against domestic violence charges?

You may consider several defenses, depending on the details of your case. A few options include:

  • Demonstrating that the accusations are false
  • Claiming you acted in self-defense or defense of others
  • Arguing that there was a lack of intent to commit violence.

Remember: It is the prosecution’s job to prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt, not your job to prove your innocence. Nonetheless, gathering evidence such as messages, emails or witness testimonies that support your case is important, and hiring a knowledgeable attorney who understands the legal system in Texas is crucial.

Do Not Wait To Meet With Us

If you are facing domestic violence charges, do not make the mistake of assuming that the truth will protect you. Let our committed lawyer help you tell your side of the story and protect your rights. Call our office at 512-982-1082 or email us here to schedule your free initial consultation.