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A Compassionate Law Firm That Fights Family Violence Accusations

Nothing is more upsetting and heart-wrenching than someone you love accusing you of violence. Whether or not the accusations are true, a family violence case will put you through a legal procedure that’s both mentally and emotionally taxing.

Family violence cases are also a complex intersection where criminal law and family law matters meet. It’s not unusual for accusations of domestic violence to precede motions for divorce. The circumstances of one case can affect the other.

It can be daunting to face charges of domestic violence. A spouse, relative, child, parent or even a person you’ve previously dated can accuse you of inflicting abuse upon them. The state of Texas takes these accusations seriously, and a conviction will lead to severe penalties.

But you don’t have to face these criminal charges alone. We are attorneys Brent and Piper Morgan of The Morgan Law Office. We will listen to your side of the story and fight to protect your rights. We have about 40 years of combined experience, and we can help guide you through the intricacies of criminal court.

The Penalties Of Family Violence Convictions Can Be Harsh

Accusations of family or domestic violence should never be taken lightly. Here are some of the punishments and consequences that are possible following a conviction:

  • Criminal penalties: Depending on the severity of the charges, penalties can range from fines and probation for misdemeanor offenses to significant prison time for felonies. For instance, a Class A misdemeanor domestic assault charge can lead to up to a year in jail, while a third-degree felony can result in two to 10 years in prison.
  • Fines: Fines for domestic violence convictions can be substantial, potentially reaching thousands of dollars.
  • Loss of custody or visitation rights: Domestic violence convictions can influence child custody and visitation arrangements, often resulting in decreased access to children.
  • Protective orders: If a protective order is issued, the accused may be required to maintain a certain distance from the victim and could be barred from entering certain locations or even their own home.
  • Long-term consequences: Certain schools may deny persons with a domestic violence conviction. Employers may also turn away job applicants with a conviction on their record.

If you face charges, you’ll need to approach your defense carefully. Your domestic violence case will be different from another person’s, so it’s essential to work with a legal professional experienced in criminal defense cases who can lay out the strengths and weaknesses of your specific case. Our firm is small, but our size means we’ll work very closely with you so that you can better understand your case and your defense options.

Don’t Underestimate What A Family Violence Accusation May Lead To

We provide legal advice and representation to clients in Midland and its neighboring counties. No matter how serious the domestic violence charges you face, we can assist you in planning a defense strategy. Call us today at 432-307-6507 or email us for an initial consultation.