Defending You In The Face Of Family Violence Accusations
If you have been accused or may be accused of family violence, you may easily feel overwhelmed. An experienced defense lawyer can help you understand legal aspects of your case while also shedding light on related issues, such as the effect of charges or a conviction on child custody.
Law Office of Alejandro Martinez, PLLC, has helped many Texans overcome family violence charges. Defense lawyer Alejandro Martinez is a former prosecutor who believes in customized advocacy. If you are a client of this law firm, your story will be heard. You will be respected. And your rights will be protected through all phases of your case.
Legally Speaking, What Is Family Violence?
Family violence in Texas means an assault against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner. When someone makes a 911 call regarding a family violence assault, which is typically how the police become involved, someone will almost always be arrested. This is to prevent further acts of violence from occurring. In some cases, it is the person who called the police that is arrested, either because they initiated the physical contact or because the police believe they were the aggressor.
Often, people mistakenly believe that the victim in an assault case can decide to simply “drop the charges” after the arrest. However, that is not always the case. Ultimately, it is up to the prosecutor to decide whether or not to pursue the charges. To keep your head above water after you have been accused of family violence, work closely with a defense attorney who understands prosecutors well. As a former prosecutor, Austin attorney Alejandro Martinez knows how to prepare compelling arguments in your defense before a prosecutor, judge or jury.
Discover The Best Defense Strategy For Your Case
Depending on the facts of the case, several defenses may be available to induce a reduction in charges or even a dismissal. This includes self-defense, defense of third person and protection of one’s own property. Frank discussions with your defense lawyer will help the two of you arrive at the most promising path to the best outcome your case will allow. Keeping you out of jail, free to see your children, free from a criminal record and confident about your future are all important goals. Our law firm is ready to guide you to a favorable resolution.
Contact Law Office of Alejandro Martinez, PLLC, an experienced Austin criminal defense lawyer to determine the best strategy for you. Call 512-523-5720 or complete our online intake form to request a consultation.