Houston Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Perhaps you had a disagreement with your spouse, are in the midst of a child custody dispute, or are dealing with completely false claims of abuse by your romantic partner. Suddenly you find yourself under arrest and faced with the possibility of domestic violence charges. These are extremely serious matters that require professional legal help.
At the Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we represent individuals accused of misdemeanor and felony domestic violence in Houston and across Harris County. We have helped our clients secure case dismissals, reduced penalties, reduced or no jail time, and deferred judgments where charges are dismissed if no further charges are made for one year. To find out how we can help with your case, call for a confidential case review.
Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
Depending on the severity of the alleged assault and whether the accused has prior charges, domestic violence may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor domestic violence charges typically apply in cases involving first-time offenders. Even in these cases, a defendant may face up to 1 year in a prison and a fine of up to $4,000. He or she may also lose the right to possess firearms and may face continued employment, housing, and personal problems caused by having a criminal record.
Felony Domestic Violence
In Texas, felony domestic violence charges may apply to second or third offenders or to incidents involving choking. In addition to facing 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, a person convicted of felony domestic violence may lose voting privileges, the right to own a firearm, the ability to serve in the military or hold a job requiring the use of a gun, adoption rights, and more. A felony conviction can negatively impact the rest of your life.
Involve Our Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Any case involving family and romantic relationships has the potential to be highly sensitive and complex. Make sure you have experience on your side. Our founding attorney has more than 15 years of experience in criminal defense and our associate attorney has an extensive background in the criminal justice system to offer insight on the other side of domestic violence proceedings.
To learn more about our firm and how we can help, please contact us at (855) 510-8946.