Houston Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

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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 against a:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Boyfriend
  • Girlfriend
  • Roommate

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 violence proceedings.

To learn more about our Houston domestic violence attorneys and how we can help, please contact us at (713) 597-2221.

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During your time of need, our legal team stands ready to fight for you. Give our firm a call at (713) 597-2221 to speak directly to a professional, or simply fill out the form below.

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Three Office Locations in the Houston Metro

For the convenience of our clients, we have three different offices in the Houston metropolitan area. Find the office nearest you and schedule your meeting with us!

  • The Law Offices of Jed Silverman Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Houston Office

    1221 Studewood St., Suite 200, Houston, TX 77008
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    Phone: 713.597.2221

    Local Phone:713.226.8800

  • Richmond Office

    201 South 11th Street, Richmond, TX 77469
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    Phone: 281.936.0879

  • Alvin Office

    1520 East Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
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    Phone: 346.444.9165

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