Dallas Domestic Assault Lawyer
Most assault charges appear to be in conjunction with family violence. Assault/Family Violence is usually filed as a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable with up to one year in jail an up to fine of $4,000.In fact, In Dallas County, there are two, full time, very busy courts totally dedicated to family violence cases.
Although a simple assault case can be filed in a lower court as a Class C misdemeanor, assault can also be filed as a serious felony case (i.e. Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault exhibiting/using a deadly weapon). In addition a Class A misdemeanor family violence case can, under certain circumstances be upgraded to a felony offense.
There are ways of minimizing punishment in these cases and often can be resolved through a dismissal, especially in Dallas County.
You need an experienced Dallas domestic assault lawyer to take you through the possible strategies in dealing with these cases and obtain a cost effective satisfactory result, without causing additional stress upon the family. These cases can carry serious life altering consequences, and a diligent aggressive lawyer can help defend you – many times getting the charges dropped or reduced. Lloyd Gastwirth knows which strategies to use in your defense, and how the prosecutors will most likely try to convict you.
Many cases involve false allegations and exaggerated accusations. It’s important to choose an attorney that is experienced at getting to the truth in these very high stress and complex situations. Keep in mind that domestic violence and family violence cases are not eligible for expungement, which means that once you’re charged it’s on your record for good. You need to do everything you can ahead of time to prepare a solid defense and keep your record clean.
These charges can happen to anyone and it’s important to get all your questions answered and make the most informed decision possible. Call me for a free telephone consultation to discuss your unique situation and the possible strategies available or use the contact form here to get in touch. We will do everything we can to defend your rights.