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Dallas Domestic Violence Lawyer
Award-Winning Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Dallas
Protective orders, domestic violence, domestic assault charges, and other crimes related to family violence in Dallas are serious accusations needing serious legal attention.
If you or a loved one are under investigation for domestic violence or other crimes related to family violence in the greater Dallas area, you can’t afford to waste time.
No matter how unjustified or untrue, you must aggressively fight against such charges with the help of a Dallas domestic violence lawyer who will stand up for your rights, freedom and innocence.
Put our award-winning law firm to work for you and retain an experienced domestic violence lawyer from Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC today.
Call or message for a free initial consultation. Our friendly and compassionate team is standing by and eager to help you get the support and representation you deserve.
Don’t Let a Criminal Charge Turn into a Guilty Verdict
According to some studies, each year over 700,000 individuals in the USA are arrested for crimes they didn’t commit. Don’t let the Dallas judicial system turn you into another statistic. Let our law firm fight on your behalf.
From misunderstandings to outright false allegations by a family member, anyone can quickly find themselves in hot water. Jealous lovers, custody battles, grudges and more can motivate third parties to press charges even if you did nothing wrong.
Don’t stand by idly. Let us represent you in and out of court, putting our award-winning strategies to work and doing everything we can to clear your name and return your standing in the community.
Hire a Top-Rated Family Violence & Domestic Assault Defense Lawyer Today
Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC has a long and lengthy track record of getting clients results. From dropped or reduced charges, to “not guilty” verdicts and favorable plea deals, we leave no stone unturned.
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 Dallas, Texas?
Family violence, also commonly called domestic violence, under Texas law is defined as an intentional act (or acts) carried out by one family member against or towards another family member, resulting in assault, sexual assault, or bodily injury.
Under Title 4, Sec. 71.004 of Texas Penal Code, family violence is defined as violence that is:
- Intended to intentionally inflict harm or injury
- Intended to result in assault or sexual assault
- Is directed at or towards a family member of the assailant or a member of the assailant’s household
- Rises to a level that would reasonably instill fear of bodily injury; and/or
- Is not an act of self-defense against harm (or potential harm) to one’s self
Family Violence and Related Definitions
There is often a lot of confusion around the various legal definitions and terminology relating to domestic violence and what these terms mean for your case.
How is a “Family Member” Defined? – In Texas, any individual related by blood or through marriage, or who is a former spouse is considered to be a “family member”. Further, all parents of the same child, including both foster and step-parents, fall under this definition.
How is a “Household Member” Defined? – For the purposes of domestic violence and the law, a household member is defined as any individual or individuals who either currently or previously live or lived at the same residence as the alleged assailant. This includes any roommates who may or may not be part of the accused’s family by marriage or blood.
What is Dating Violence? – Intentional acts performed or committed against an individual in a relationship by the other party in the relationship, or against an individual they are dating, have seen romantically, or have previously dated, which causes physical or bodily harm.
What is a Protective Order? – Also referred to as a “restraining order”, a protective order is issued by the court in an effort to prevent future violence or harm against the individual filing for the order. Violation of this order is a crime with charges ranging from a misdemeanor to contempt of court. In certain situations, a violation may reach the level of a felony.
What is a Protective Order Hearing? – This is a hearing at which the presiding judge in the Dallas courtroom will review the evidence and make a determination as to whether any harm or violence has occurred and the probability of it re-occurring in the future.
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.
Award-Winning Criminal Defense in Dallas, TX
Since its inception, our firm has remained committed to providing the highest level of legal service to our clients. This, combined with our dedication to results has earned us several awards over the years.
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
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We proudly serve the greater Dallas metropolitan area
8100 John W. Carpenter Fwy Suite #200 Dallas, TX 75247
Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Open For Appointments on Saturdays
A Dallas Family Violence Lawyer You Can Count On
You deserve to be represented by a law firm who cares. Put our team to the task and let us go to bat for you and/or your family. We’re steadfastly committed to making each client feel like our number one priority and to providing high quality, aggressive representation that gets the job done right.
Call or message today for a free initial consultation. We’re standing by and eager to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.