San Angelo & Abilene Domestic Violence Attorney
No Matter the Situation, We Are Here to Help
Domestic violence cases are some of the most sensitive matters in the legal system. Emotions run high in these situations, and facts can get twisted. Even the accusation of domestic violence can turn people against you before they hear the full story. Although it’s difficult, your best course of action after being arrested is to stay quiet. Anything you say to family or friends could later be used against you in court.
The first thing you should do after an arrest is contact an attorney. Tell them your side of the story so they can help you take steps to protect yourself in court. At the Law Offices of David M. White, we make sure our clients get a chance to tell their side of the story. Our Abilene and San Angelo domestic violence attorney works tirelessly to uncover the truth and make sure the facts are fairly presented.
The Truth Matters
Sometimes people makeup stories about domestic violence as a power play or take revenge. It’s a deplorable action that makes it harder for actual victims of domestic violence to seek refuge, but it does happen. You need to be careful if someone has lobbied false charges against you. Getting angry and acting irrationally will only support their claim. Stay calm and don’t discuss the details until you’ve met with an attorney.
Likewise, if some form of domestic violence did occur, it is important to be upfront about that fact. If the court discovers that someone was lying, the consequences will be much worse for the accused. It is the defense’s job to try and control the story. Make sure that the situation is clearly represented without exaggeration or emotion. It may not always be possible to avoid penalties in this situation, but the severity of the penalties can drastically vary.
Domestic Violence Penalties
Assault against a family member is typically charged as a class A misdemeanor in Texas. Being convicted can result in a maximum punishment of less than 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000. However, certain circumstances about the case can lead to greater penalties such as if there was a weapon involved or if the person accused has a prior conviction.
You Are Not Alone
One of the most difficult challenges you will face after being arrested is the stigma it carries. You may find friends and even family are willing to condemn you without getting all the facts. This is difficult, but ultimately, your goal for right now should not be trying to win their support. It is your lawyer’s job to hear you out and advocate on your behalf. The best way to prove your innocence is to do so in court.
Contact the Law Offices of David M. White today to put a dedicated Abilene and San Angelo domestic violence attorney on your side. Free consultation.
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