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Parker County Domestic Violence Attorney

Wise County Domestic Violence Lawyer

Lawyer for Family Violence in Weatherford

Few crimes are as heavily stigmatized as domestic violence. The term "domestic violence" conjures up the image of an angry man violently attacking a helpless woman. This stereotypical image is often quite far from the truth. In family violence cases, police often arrive at a chaotic scene that they do not fully understand. There are often multiple upset parties, all telling drastically different versions of what happened. In the midst of this, an arrest may be made.

Soraya Joslin, P.C. has experience handling domestic violence cases. We make no assumptions based on your charge, because we understand that domestic violence charges are not always what they seem. Our goal is to provide you with a high-quality legal defense to protect your rights and guard your freedom.

Understanding Domestic Violence Charges in Texas

Some individuals are surprised to learn that they have been charged with domestic violence or another type of family violence offense. In Texas, family violence may include any action that intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury - or threatens to do so - to a family or household member or someone else you have some type of domestic relation to.

This offense is essentially an assault, but against specific victims. The victim could be a roommate, a former spouse, or your child's other parent. The definition of family or household member is quite broad in Texas and includes former and current partners, whether or not you currently live together. The assault or threat thereof could be as simple as a shove or waving a knife without making contact.

Weatherford Attorney for Misdemeanor and Felony Family Violence

Domestic violence is generally charged as a misdemeanor, but it can be charged as a felony if you have prior offenses. It may be a Class C misdemeanor if only offensive or provocative contact was made, or domestic assault may be charged as a Class A misdemeanor if there was bodily injury involved. You could be charged with a third-degree felony if you have similar prior offenses, and could face 2-10 years behind bars.

Aside from the potential judicial sentencing, the stigma of a domestic violence conviction can follow you for a lifetime. You may struggle to find educational or job opportunities, or you may even have social difficulties due to the assumptions that come with this type of charge.

We will strive to have your charges reduced or dismissed if at all possible. If a trial is your best option, we are prepared to serve as zealous advocates in the courtroom.

Lawyer for Help With Accusations of Domestic Violence

We often have clients who state that they are simply not guilty, that they were defending themselves, they were not the original aggressor, or they were falsely accused. There may have been a mutual dispute that turned physical, or you could have been mistakenly arrested while trying to fend off an abuser. Arguing self-defense is a very common criminal defense strategy we employ. Our attorneys understand that these cases are not always what they seem.

We know that there is always more to the story than what made it into the police report. We conduct a full investigation into all the facts and circumstances of the case. Our goal is to seek out the best defense possible. We will guard your constitutional rights and fight for you at every stage in your proceedings.

Contact a Parker County Domestic Violence Lawyer

Soraya Joslin, P.C. is committed to protecting the rights of those who have been accused of domestic violence. We strive to achieve the best possible results in these cases. To contact us and schedule a free consultation, please call 817-599-7005. We serve clients throughout northern Texas in Wise, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Jack, and Eastland Counties.

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