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Top Rated Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been charged with domestic assault, domestic violence, issued a protective order, or charged with any other type of crime related to family violence in Texas?
If so, you can’t afford to take these charges lightly, no matter how untrue or unjustified. Hire a Texas domestic violence lawyer that will aggressively fight for your rights, freedom and good name.
Retain an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer from Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC. Call or message us today to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Get the help you deserve and an advocate who will be there for you start to finish.
Being Accused Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty
Every day throughout the great state of Texas individuals just like yourself are falsely accused of a crime they didn’t commit. According to some research, OVER 700,000 individuals are falsely arrested for domestic violence in the United States each year.
Don’t become another statistic of the Texas judicial system, and don’t let the lies or partial truths of another determine your future.
From false allegations of domestic violence by their spouse or significant other, to those wishing to use allegations of family violence or assault to gain leverage in custody battles, and jealous or angered third parties, these allegations risk the freedom and reputation of those accused.
Hire a Top-Rated Family Violence & Domestic Assault Defense Lawyer Today
Allegations of family violence need to be vigorously challenged. Our firm will fight your case using proven legal strategies backed by decades of experience and a track record of results.
At Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC we’re here protect your rights, and help you obtain a favorable outcome, from getting charges dropped or reduced, to negotiating a plea or getting you a “not guilty” verdict.
Awards and Accolades Our Firm Has Earned
Over the years Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC has earned several awards for the level of service and dedication we have for justice and protecting our clients’ rights. Hire our team and you’re getting a firm with decades of experience winning in court.
Awards and Recognition:
- Avvo Rating 10.0
- Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Criminal Defense Attorney Top 10 2020
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best 2020
- Lead Counsel Rated
- 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
Let us help carry the burden of your case. Our team will work tirelessly to uncover the truth, discover supportive evidence, craft a winning defense strategy, and advocate relentlessly for your innocence.
Put our decades of legal experience to work for you, and rest easy knowing that your case is in the most capable of hands.
Aggressive Representations for All Types of Family Violence Cases in Texas
We vigorously represent clients charged, arrested and accused of:
- Spousal abuse
- Elderly abuse
- Protective order issuance or violation
- Felony family violence
- Domestic violence
- Family violence assault
- Misdemeanor domestic violence
- Child abuse
- And more…
If you or a loved one have been charged or arrested, call or message our firm as quickly as possible and let us do what we do best: tirelessly and relentlessly fight to clear your name.
What is Considered Family Violence in Texas?
Domestic violence and family violence as it pertains to Texas criminal law often involves terminology or definitions unfamiliar to most.
Family Violence: Also known as domestic violence, dating violence or domestic abuse. Defined as the intentional act or acts by one family member towards or against another family member that results in bodily injury, physical harm, sexual assault or assault.
Under Title 4, Sec. 71.004 of Texas Penal Code, family violence is defined as violence that is:
- Directed towards a member of the assailant’s household or family;
- Is a threat rising to the level that elicits a reasonable level of fear of bodily injury, physical harm, sexual assault or assault;
- Meant to intentionally inflict physical injury or harm;
- Meant to cause assault or sexual assault; and/or
- Not an act intended to defend one’s self from harm
Dating Violence: Any intentional acts committed by one person in a relationship towards or directed at person they are currently dating or have previously dated, or whom they have seen romantically, that results in any type of bodily or physical harm.
Protective Order: Also known as a “restraining order”, this order is issued by the court as a legal protective remedy to prevent harm or violence against the individual filing for the order. Violation of a protective order may result in penalties ranging from a simple misdemeanor to contempt of court or even a felony in some circumstances.
Protective Order Hearing: A hearing, during which the judge will determine if any violence or harm has occurred and the likelihood of it occurring in the future. The judge will review evidence, including but not limited to witness testimonies in order to make a determination.
Family Member: Under Texas law, any person who is blood-related, related by or through marriage, or who is a former spouse. It also includes any parents of the same child, as well as step and foster parents.
Household Member: As it relates to domestic violence and family violence laws in Texas, a household member is defined as any person or persons who currently or previously reside within the same residence, including any roommates who are not part of the “family”.
Domestic Violence Penalties in Texas
Both family and domestic violence charges in Texas carry with them steep penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment. This makes having the right criminal defense attorney paramount for those facing charges.
Charges filed may range from a Class C misdemeanor up to a 1st degree felony, necessitating a strong, well-planned and executed criminal defense strategy.
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A Texas Family Violence Lawyer You Can Count On
We believe our clients deserve the best, and have dedicated our law firm to providing clients with exceptional representation, unmatched service, aggressive defenses and unwavering advocacy for their rights and freedom.
We know that facing criminal charges can be an emotionally draining and difficult time in your life. Let us take up the torch and fight vigorously on your behalf.
Call or message today and get connected with a criminal defense attorney who cares and is ready to go to war on your behalf.
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