Domestic violence is the accusation that you have committed an act of violence against a loved one, a family member, a member of your household, a significant other, or your spouse. Most people believe that domestic violence is limited to dating relationships or spouses. However, the legal definition of domestic violence is much broader than that, and when you are accused of this kind of crime you can face harsh consequences if you don’t hire the right lawyer.
If you have been accused of domestic violence it is important to take the accusation seriously. The Locke Law Group is a domestic violence criminal defense law firm that can get you the legal help that you need. We serve the San Antonio, TX, area, and we can make sure you get the results and help you need if you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Put simply, domestic violence is when someone commits an act of violence against a family member, or a member of their household. These acts of violence can include anything between serious bodily harm or, simpler, offensive contact between two people. No matter what type of domestic assault or violence you or a loved one has been accused of, a domestic violence attorney from The Locke Law Group can be your advocate. We provide legal representation and advice to everyone accused of this crime.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
Some people may be intimidated by taking a domestic violence accusation to court. However, hiring a lawyer can help with that anxiety. When you hire an attorney, you get a few benefits, including:
- Protection: A lawyer makes sure you get the protection you need from the State. You should never have to accept responsibility for something you didn’t do. We can also help if you need help with a divorce or with issues surrounding child custody.
- Professional preparation: Our attorneys have the professional experience and knowledge necessary to prepare you and your case for court. An attorney from The Locke Law Group can make sure you get the results you need.
- Further help: If the offense leads to divorce or child custody needs, we can help. Our legal professionals can make sure you get treated fairly and have a fair property division and access to your children.
Don’t try to deal with accusations of domestic violence alone; we can help.
What are the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Accusation?
Most people who are accused of domestic violence have no criminal record. Our number one priority is to try and get your case dismissed or resolved in a way that lets you get a clean record as soon as possible. If you are convicted of a domestic violence accusation you could be put on deferred adjudication, community supervision or put in jail (or prison if it is a felony). Also, if you are accused of another domestic violence offense that second accusation can be a felony. We will make every effort to get your case dismissed or resolved in a way that allows you to get your case expunged.
What If I Am the Victim of Domestic Violence?
If the State is saying you are the victim of domestic violence and you do not want to press charges, we can help. The State will tell you that dismissing the case is not up to you but up to the State. While this is true, we can use your statement to help us convince the State to dismiss the case against your loved one.
If you are the victim of domestic violence and you want to press charges our attorneys in our Family Law section can help you with a divorce. If you have been the victim of domestic violence we can get a temporary restraining order and attempt to protect you through the civil legal system.
Why Hire The Locke Law Group?
We are a client-centered law firm. Our legal professionals put all of our efforts into helping you find the relief you need. We are board-certified in criminal defense and have years of experience in family law. If you need a domestic violence attorney, give us a call for a free consultation at (210) 229-8300.
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