Carrollton Assault & Family Violence Lawyer
Assault/family violence incidents will typically see you facing a class C misdemeanor. This charge can be considered the equivalent to a traffic violation. However, you should still treat your situation as being extremely serious. In some cases involving the assault of a family member, someone you are in a dating relationship with will be treated as a felony offense. Regardless of the situation you are in you should make sure you get professional legal representation as early as you can. A skilled and experienced defense attorney can often mean the difference between a class C misdemeanor, felony, or even if charges are filed in the first place.
If you are facing an accusation of assault/family violence in the North Texas or Carrollton area you should get in touch with The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as possible. No matter how serious or minor the charge against you is criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby can help you. With two decades of experience, and as a former trial attorney with the district attorney’s office he has extensive trial knowledge from both sides both prosecution and defense. He will put this considerable experience to work to defend you and get you the outcome you require.
Any criminal trial proceedings if you are found guilty can see you facing several effects on your life for a considerable period of time. Apart from jail time, fines, probation, and other matters, a criminal record will severely limit your ability to gain employment, rent property, own a firearm, hold certain professional licenses, and other problems.
One area where allegations of assault/family violence can be particularly problematic is if you are also undergoing divorce proceedings. These allegations are often a tactic used in this situation, and can complicate matters. These malicious allegations need to be fought vigorously, as they are often used to settle matters of spousal support or child custody.
In any allegation against you the state must be made to prove its case. In Texas they will have to show that actual bodily harm was caused, this can often prove difficult. This is the reason why as late as the morning of trial the prosecution may offer a class C deferred ruling. Even this type of deferred ruling can seriously affect your life, as they can often have an affirmative finding attached to them. At The Goolsby Law Firm criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby is aware of the problems and can make sure that any matter of this nature is handled to minimize the impact on you.
Another possible consequence of a conviction in an assault/family violence matter would be a stay away or protective order. These orders can effectively stop you willing with your family and in your home for a period of as long as two years. Your prevented from seeing your children, may have to do return property and other items can be very emotionally difficult to deal with.
At The Goolsby Law Firm we believe that everyone is entitled to a strong defense and are innocent until proven to be guilty. Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby will strive tirelessly to build the strongest possible defense for you. He will investigate all evidence collected against you, and explore every Avenue to get you the outcome you desire. Call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation, complete confidentiality is assured.