Diaz Law Firm

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.

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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

Fort Worth Traffic Tickets and Violations

Tickets are some of the most common cases. In fact, if you receive a ticket, you may not think twice about it. However, tickets shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Many violations result in “points” on your drivers’ license. For each point, you have to pay an annual fine. These points can take years to fall off your record.

After receiving a ticket, you have two options: Pay the ticket or show up in court (the court date is specified on your ticket). If you do neither, you face additional, more serious charges.

Paying a ticket is considered an immediate admission of guilt.

Our attorneys can help you fight your ticket or advocate for lighter penalties. With the help of a criminal defense lawyer, you can minimize fees, exclude a ticket from your driving record, or even have your case dismissed.

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Drunk Driving, DUIs, and DWIs in Texas

Call us immediately if you’re facing DUI or DWI charges. Fort Worth regulations state that drivers must request a hearing within 15 days of their DUI to fight for their license.

If you’ve already waited longer than 15 days, you should still call an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. You might lose your license, but could still avoid high fines, jail time, and other impactful consequences.

A DUI or DWI in Fort Worth can result in a prison sentence (even if it’s your first offense). Even if you’re not facing jail time, you may be required to surrender your license or pay thousands in fines. Additionally, a DUI or DWI can limit your future employment opportunities.

At Diaz Law Firm, we understand the complexities of Texas driving laws. We’ve helped many clients reach a satisfactory verdict. We’ve also seen many cases dismissed without charges. We will listen to the details of your case to understand your specific circumstances. Then, we’ll plan a strategy for defending your rights and protecting your freedom.

Domestic Violence or Abuse

Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses

Domestic Violence or Abuse

Unfortunately, domestic violence charges can seriously impact your life. At their worst, these charges can result in loss of child custody, jail time, and felony on your record, among other consequences.

At Diaz Law Firm, we understand that family matters are complex. Sometimes, domestic abuse accusations are attempts to gain child custody or take revenge for an offense. Other times, they’re caused by misunderstandings or emotional outbursts. These actions don’t always merit jail time or a felony record. However, these charges can be difficult to fight.

Our team of criminal defense lawyers is experienced in family violence charges. We understand the ways Fort Worth courts tend to approach domestic abuse cases. As a result, we hold a number of successful strategies for defending your rights. Our attorneys will help you present the truth of your situation regardless of the opposition’s claims.

We also grasp the emotional difficulties of defending yourself against accusations from a loved one. We’ll treat your case with sensitivity, empathy, and professionalism. We’ll stand by you step by step, day by day, until your case is resolved.

Sexual Assault, Public Indecency, & Other Sexual Offenses

If you’ve been accused of sexual crimes, contact a Texas criminal defense lawyer immediately. These charges can carry lifelong consequences. Jail time, sexual offender registration, and a felony record are all possible outcomes of a conviction on sexual charges.

When discussing your case, our criminal defense lawyers always work with professionalism. We understand investigations can feel embarrassing or violating. At our Texas law firm, our goal is to support you in retelling your experience of the circumstances accurately in order to reach a satisfactory solution.

Our firm understands that sexual charges are complex. We work with each client to truly understand their situation. Accusations can arise out of misunderstandings, mistakes, or different experiences of the same set of circumstances. For example, you may not be aware that your partner felt pressured or coerced into a sexual situation. Other times, sexual offenses arise because you were unaware of specific Texas laws (such as incest or public indecency). We’ll listen to your side of the story and help you fight for a satisfactory outcome.

Sexual offenses in Fort Worth, Texas can include:

  • Offering or receiving payment for sexual services
  • Engaging in sexual conduct in a public place
  • Pressuring another individual to engage in sexual activities
  • Engaging in sexual conduct with a minor

Not all sexual cases result in convictions. Some cases are successful in proving a client’s innocence. Other cases are simply dismissed, resulting in no conviction and no criminal record. Our attorneys will explain the best strategy for your particular situation.

When you’re facing sexual offense charges, you need an attorney with skill and discretion. Contact our office to find out how our experienced Texas criminal defense lawyers can protect you.

Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes

Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas

Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, & Other Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can range from simple to complex, but most carry significant charges. In Texas, even a misdemeanor drug conviction can result in several months in prison and several thousand in fines. More serious charges carry up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and life sentences in prison.

It’s important to contact a lawyer immediately after a drug charge. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to reduce or avoid jail time, fines, and a criminal record. If you want to protect your freedom and your future, call our office today.

Various Felony Charges in Fort Worth Texas

Many of the crimes mentioned above can result in a felony. A range of other criminal charges can result in felony jail time and a criminal record.

Felonies are serious, life-changing convictions. A felony can affect many areas, including your:

  • Child custody
  • Employment
  • Admission to graduate schools
  • Right to own a firearm
  • Right to vote
  • Right to run for public office

In Texas, some of these rights can be contested in court or restored to you after a period of time. However, it’s important to take a felony charge seriously from the beginning. Some felony penalties include several years or decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

It’s vital to start preparing your defense as soon as possible. Contact our office today to talk with a skilled Fort Worth attorney about the right strategy for protecting your rights.

Texas 3G Crimes

Texas 3G Crimes

3G offenses are some of the most serious criminal charges. If you or someone you love has been accused of a 3G crime, reach out to a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

If you are convicted of a 3G offense, you face mandatory jail time. You will not be allowed parole until you have served at least half of your sentence. With a 3G charge, it’s especially important to have the right lawyer by your side.

In some cases, innocent individuals are falsely accused of 3G crimes. These cases mandate an aggressive approach. Our attorneys are skilled in exposing the truth in these situations.

Not sure whether your case qualifies as a 3G offense? Call our office. We’ll gladly answer your questions and help you determine the best next steps.

Assault Defense Lawyers in Texas – Our service areas

We proudly serve the greater communities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio

A Texas Family Violence Lawyer You Can Count On

As a leading criminal defense law firm in Texas, Manual Diaz Law Firm, PC always puts our clients first. Our defense attorneys are steadfastly committed to providing unmatched service, exceptional representation and aggressive criminal defense for those accused of crimes.

Awards and Accolades Our Firm Has Earned

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

We know that you’re likely facing a very difficult time in your life and we’re here to carry that burden with you, lightening the load, reducing stress, and fighting hard for your case.

Call or message today and get connected with a criminal defense attorney who cares and is ready to go to war on your behalf.

Initial consultations are always free, and our friendly receptionists are standing by ready and eager to learn more about how we can help.

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