Domestic Violence Defense
Houston Domestic Violence Lawyers :: The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp
A private family argument over finances, custody, or infidelity will often deteriorate into a public domestic violence incident with little warning. The aftermath of these kinds of charges can have serious effects on your job, family, and other rights. In addition to a permanent criminal record, you may be incarcerated, fined, or placed on probation. You may also be restricted from contacting certain family members and lose privileges like possessing a gun or firearm.
If you are facing Houston domestic violence charges, you need a seasoned defense Houston criminal defense attorney in your corner. The professionals at The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp, have the experience required to effectively protect the rights and liberty of persons accused in domestic violence incidents. In addition to incidents between legally married spouses, Texas further defines the term “family” to include other relationships, such as:
- Any persons related by blood or marriage
- Former spouses
- Parents of the same child
- Foster parents/children
- Anyone who has previously or currently lives in the same household
Experienced Domestic Violence Charges Attorneys in Houston
Often, police officers who are called to a domestic violence complaint are required to make an arrest to ensure the safety of the perceived victim. The Houston staff at The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp, understands that law enforcement will conduct a very brief investigation before making the decision to arrest someone for assault or domestic violence. The focus of our firm is to vigorously protect your rights and encourage the fair treatment of your case by the justice system.
Domestic Violence Charges Defense in Houston, TX
There are a variety of defense techniques that are often effective against domestic violence charges. We will meet with your neighbors, acquaintances, or other relatives to gain a better understanding of how your family functions and pinpoint inconsistencies in the complainant’s statements. Additionally, medical specialists or previous incidents may be presented which could indicate that what you may have done was to simply defend yourself.
On the occasion that your charges are not dismissed, we can successfully negotiate with the prosecutor or judge for a lighter sentence in exchange for counseling or anger management programs. When your livelihood is on the line, you deserve to have a knowledgeable Houston domestic violence attorney looking out for you. Contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp, immediately to find out more about how we can defend you.