Houston Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Work With a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
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.
What Are the Consequences for Second-Offense Domestic Violence?
A second conviction for domestic violence is considered a third-degree
felony. If convicted, penalties can include two to 10 years in prison
and hefty fines. The manner and means can involve anything from hitting
to slapping to choking — virtually any action that involves physical violence.
An individual may be charged with domestic violence for alleged actions
- Domestic partner
The Law Offices of Jed Silverman has significant experience defending clients
across Texas who have been charged with domestic violence following prior
convictions. The stakes are higher in these cases and we leverage our
experience and Attorney Silverman’s expertise as a Board Certified
Criminal Law Specialist (TBLS) to secure dismissals or reduce the elevated
penalties that come with multiple charges.
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
To learn more about our Houston domestic violence attorneys and how we
can help, please
at (713) 597-2221.