Houston, Texas, Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
At the Law Firm of Schaffer Carter & Associates, we understand how serious the problem of family abuse can be for victims of domestic violence. Millions of women, children, and men are severely injured or killed every year after being attacked by family members or people with whom they once shared a relationship. While family violence is a crime that should not go unpunished, abuse charges are often made with no basis of facts, for emotional revenge or to gain the upper hand in a divorce proceeding.
Many people who call us about their domestic assault offense are confused by the charges against them. It is important to remember that domestic violence charges can be preferred against anybody with whom the victim once had a relationship. It does not have to be a current or former spouse. Ex-boyfriends and girlfriends often get charged with domestic violence offenses for stalking, making threats, and violating restraining orders. If you have been charged with domestic violence, contact us and we will help you understand the charges against you.
A full range of offenses fall under the general category of domestic violence, such as:
- Assault and battery
- Child abuse
- Violating a restraining order
- Verbal threats
- Kidnapping, false imprisonment
- Sexual assault
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you may be concerned about finding a criminal defense lawyer who will not judge you. At our firm, we take the Constitution seriously. No matter what the circumstances of your charges may be, you deserve vigorous defense of your rights and protection under the law. Our trial attorneys will do everything possible to help avoid jail, by proving your innocence, or fighting for a reduction of charges or penalty that includes alternatives to jail.
We challenge the facts in domestic violence cases
Domestic violence is a serious charge. Often a thorough investigation reveals that domestic abuse charges are made out of fear, revenge, or anger. Contact our offices to schedule a consultation about your domestic violence charges right away. We handle domestic abuse cases involving family abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse, and restraining order violations.