Fort Worth Domestic Violence Lawyer
Award-winning Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged or arrested for assault or family violence in or around the greater Fort Worth area?
If yes, you need an experienced Fort Worth Criminal Lawyer with a track record of successfully representing those accused of domestic violence. Our award-winning law firm is comprised of talented defense attorneys ready to fight aggressively for your rights and vigorously defend your innocence.
Call or message one of our conveniently located offices today and find out why so many individuals in Fort Worth and across the state of Texas trust us to win them a favorable outcome.
Serious Charges Require a Serous Defense Lawyer
Accusations of domestic or family violence are serious and need to be aggressively contested. With penalties ranging from fines and probation to jail time, you need a Texas domestic violence attorney who will relentlessly fight for your reputation and freedom in and out of court. We have represented countless clients, building a solid reputation for our legal strategies, dedication to clients and results when they matter most.
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.
Remember, Being Accused Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty
For all of its merits, the criminal justice system in Fort Worth and around this great county don’t always get it right. Some studies show that over 700,000 individuals are falsely accused and arrested for crimes they did not commit.
Without the right help in your corner, you too could become another victim of the court system. False allegations made by angered or jealous third parties, or those looking to gain an upper hand in a custody battle or divorce are all too common.
Allegations of domestic violence need to be vigorously challenged in and out of court. It’s not just your reputation on the line, but your record and freedom.
Hire Manuel Diaz Law Firm, PC and know that we’ll be in your corner from day one, treating you with the dignity and respect you deserve, while doing everything we can to earn you a victory in court.
From getting charges dropped or reduced, to winning you a “not guilty” verdict or negotiating a favorable plea, we’ll explore every option possible to ensure the best outcome for your case.
Reliable Representation for All Types of Family Violence Cases in Fort Worth
We represent clients charged, arrested and accused of domestic violence offenses including but not limited to:
- Domestic violence assault
- Spousal abuse
- Protective order issuance or violation
- Elderly abuse
- Felony family violence
- Misdemeanor domestic violence
- Family violence assault
- Child abuse
- And more…
If you have been arrested or charged with any of the above, don’t wait. The earlier you receive representation the better off your case will be. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. If we’re a good fit we can quickly begin gathering evidence and building a case to support your innocence.
What is Considered Family Violence in Texas?
Family violence, also known as domestic violence, is defined under Title 4, Sec. 71.004 of Texas Penal Code.
Family Violence: This is a broad term used to describe domestic abuse, dating violence and domestic violence. It involves an intentional act or acts towards one family member or member of a household against another family member or member of a household that results 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 be directed at a member of the family or household
- Is carried out with the intention to cause physical harm or injury
- Reaches a level of threat that induces a reasonable level of fear of bodily injury
- Is not an act of defense against harm to one’s self; or
- Is meant to cause assault or sexual assault; and/or
Common Types of Domestic Violence Charges
In Texas, the legal term “domestic violence” doesn’t exist. Rather it is a generic term used to encompass types of assault carried out against family members, household members or those with which the accused has had or is in a current relationship with.
- Assault (resulting in bodily injury) of a family member
- Assault of a family member that impedes breathing (choking)
- Assault of a family member with a prior assault
- Assault of a family member twice within a 12-month period
Common Domestic Violence Definitions
What is Dating Violence? – Reports of dating violence are on the rise, with over 43% of college age women filing complaints with law enforcement. In Texas, dating violence is defined as an intentional act or acts carried out by one individual and directed at another individual with whom they have a romantic relationship, are dating or have previously dated, the result of which causes bodily harm.
What is a Protective Order?
Protective orders (restraining orders) are preventative measures taken by judges in order to prevent the future risk of violence or harm against an individual or individuals. Violation of a protective order can range from a misdemeanor to a felony.
What is a Protective Order Hearing?
This is a hearing in court, during which the presiding judge will evaluate evidence and make a determination as to the probability of harm or violence occurring in the future. If the judge has reason to believe that there is an adequate risk of future harm, he or she may issue a protective order.
Who is Considered a Family Member?
Texas law defines a “family member” in domestic violence cases as an individual who is related through marriage or blood, including former spouses, step and foster parents and parents of the same child (whether married or not).
Who is considered a Household Member?
Under Texas law, a “household member” is considered any individual or individuals who previously or currently reside at the same place of residence as the alleged assailant, including any roommates.
Don’t Let a Criminal Charge Turn into a Guilty Verdict
Put a leading domestic violence lawyer on your case and let us put together a defense strategy uniquely planned to position your case for the best possible outcome.
Potential Avenues of Resolution Include:
- Dropped charges
- Dismissed charges
- Obtaining an Affidavit of non-prosecution
- Getting charges reduced
- Negotiating a favorable plea deal (i.e. probation)
Domestic Violence Penalties in Texas
Charges related to family violence in Texas are taken seriously. As such, they carry penalties ranging from large fines and probation, to prison sentences.
For example, simple assault for a first-time offender is often charged as a misdemeanor, carrying a potential punishment of up to a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine. A second conviction carries a sentence of between 2-10 years in state prison with up to a $10,000 fine.
This makes having the right criminal defense attorney paramount for those facing charges.
Types of Criminal Defense at Diaz Law Firm
Fort Worth Traffic Tickets and Violations
Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas
Domestic Violence or Abuse
Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses
Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes
Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas
Texas 3G Crimes
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We proudly serve the greater communities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio
A Texas Family Violence Lawyer You Can Count On
Awards and Accolades Our Firm Has EarnedHire 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