Plano Family Violence & Assault Lawyer
Often a heated argument can descend into a physical altercation, in this situation you may find yourself charged with an assault/family violence offense. In Texas in many instances of this nature you will find yourself facing a class C misdemeanor, this is equivalent to a traffic violation. In some cases however you could find yourself facing a felony charge. No matter what, if you find yourself in this position you should treat your circumstances very seriously indeed.
To help you cope and preserve your liberty and lifestyle you should contact a professional assault/family violence attorney as soon as possible. No matter how complex or simple your case the Plano area lawyers at The Goolsby Law Firm can help. Attorney Mike Goolsby will explore every avenue possible to make sure your rights are protected, and you get the outcome you desire.
A conviction in an assault/family violence case can have many effects on your lifestyle, it could adversely affect your employment prospects, your right to own a firearm, and your ability to rent property. Additionally it could be significant in a separation or divorce case, particularly if child custody or spousal support matters are in dispute.
One measure that the alleged victim can take is to get an order of protection. This type of order is designed to give the victim a breathing space away from their abuser. If one is obtained it may stop you from living in your home, require you to return property, pay child support, and other similar acts. In misdemeanor cases these orders last 60 days, and in the case of a felony assault it will be 90 days. Matters can be further complicated if you work with the victim, have children together, or live in the same property.
You may consider that your situation is fairly straightforward and minor, however the courts in Texas treat assault cases where the victim is a relative, spouse, or someone you are dating very seriously. To protect yourself you should call The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as you can, attorney Mike Goolsby is an experienced former trial lawyer with the District Attorney’s office, he knows exactly how the Plano criminal court system works from both sides, and has extensive trial experience, this information and experience will be used to your full advantage.
In any assault/family violence situation you could be facing long-term consequences, any time you are interviewed by the police you have the right to have a lawyer present, and an experienced criminal lawyer may mean the difference between misdemeanor, felony, or even if charges are filed in the first place.
At The Goolsby Law Firm we believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty, getting wrongly accused of an assault/family violence offense can seriously affect your reputation, as well is sour your relationship with other members of the family. In cases such as these you need to speak to a Plano assault/family violence lawyer at The Goolsby Law Firm, we offer a free initial consultation, you can ask any questions you may have regarding your case either over the phone or at our office, and discretion is assured.