Midland Family Violence Lawyers
Defending Against Family Violence Charges in Adilene, San Angelo, & Lubbock
If you have been arrested and charged with a family violence offense, you should hire a criminal defense lawyer right away who has direct experience in handling cases of this nature. At Eckman Bidwell, PLLC, we know that charges of family violence can have a devastating and lasting impact on your future.
What Is Family Violence?
A few examples of family violence charges we represent include:
- Physical violence
- Threats of violence
- Sexual assault
- Child endangerment
- Child abuse
Every family violence charge carries slightly different consequences. The penalties you may face depend on the nature of the alleged crime, such as whether physical harm was caused or not. There are several different levels of family violence charges, ranging from a Class C misdemeanor carrying up to $500 in fines to a first-degree felony carrying 5-99 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Impacts of a Family Violence Conviction
In addition to criminal penalties, a conviction of family violence can also affect the following:
- Your custody and visitation rights
- Your ability to vote
- Your right to bear arms
Defenses Against Family Violence Charges
Below are a few potential defenses that may be used in cases involving family violence charges in Texas:
- Self-defense: If you can demonstrate that you acted in self-defense to protect yourself or others from imminent harm, it may be a valid defense.
- Lack of evidence: Your defense attorney may object to the prosecution's evidence by challenging witnesses' credibility, inconsistencies in testimony, or insufficient physical evidence.
- False accusations: In some cases, individuals may make false allegations of family violence for various reasons, such as revenge or to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody dispute.
- Lack of intent: Family violence charges often require proof of intent to harm or threaten another person. If your attorney can demonstrate that there was no intent or that your actions were accidental, it may be a viable defense.
- Lack of corroboration: In some cases, the alleged victim's account may lack corroboration or supporting evidence.
It's important to note that these defenses are general examples and may not be applicable or effective in every situation. Consult with our family violence attorney in Midland to understand the best possible defenses based on the specific circumstances of your case.
Contact Our Family Violence Attorneys in Midland Today
You may also find that being convicted of family violence has an impact on your current job, future employment, and other opportunities. If you were arrested for family violence or a related charge, you can rely on our Midland family violence defense attorney at Eckman Bidwell, PLLC, to represent your rights and best interests.
Contact Eckman Bidwell, PLLC, today to get started on your defense with our Midland family violence lawyers.
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