Round Rock Domestic Violence Attorney
Representing Clients in Round Rock, Georgetown, in Williamson County
R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law helps clients receive fair treatment under the law and provides them with compassionate legal guidance during what is very often an enormously upsetting experience in their lives. If you have been arrested on charges of domestic violence, you can contact a Round Rock criminal defense lawyer from our firm for help. We know that many people are falsely accused of domestic violence.
Even if you committed the crime, we recognize that good people make bad decisions and that things can very easily get out of control during the heat of the moment. Either way, you need and deserve quality legal representation. Let us guide you through the process of defending against the charges and working to get you back where you belong: outside of the criminal justice system.
Explanation of Family Violence and Dating Violence
Domestic violence, which is referred to as "family violence" in Texas, can occur in relation to a number of different crimes. Often, it is charged in cases of assault or sexual assault, though it may also apply in situations involving stalking, trespassing, or unlawful restraint. The common denominator of family violence cases is that these are incidents that occur between people who share a family relationship, such as spouses or parents and children.
Domestic violence also includes dating violence, which occurs between romantic partners. Allegations of domestic violence will often result in a family violence protective order being issued against the defendant - an injunction which has the power to:
- Forbid the defendant from making contact with the victim
- Order the defendant to stay away from anywhere that the victim is likely to be found
- Establish temporary terms of child custody, visitation, and child and spousal support
- Order the defendant to move out of the shared home regardless of whose name is on the lease or deed
Such orders may be of short or long duration, and the alleged victim may apply for a permanent order. As long as any such order is in place, you cannot legally own, possess or use a firearm, and this prohibition will be made permanent if you are convicted of any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence offense. Fortunately, you may be able to avoid such serious consequences by hiring a Round Rock criminal defense attorney to help you fight back against the charges.
Contact us in Williamson County now for a free consultation so that we can review your situation and get started on a strategy for your defense!