Dallas Family Violence Defense Lawyer
Fighting to Protect Your Rights Throughout North Texas
Dallas-Fort Worth Family Violence and Protective Order Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with Family Violenceassault-family violence or are facing a protective order due to allegations of family violence or abuse, then you should retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Unfortunately, many individuals try to use family violence allegations for gaining leverage in a divorce or child custody battle. In Texas, allegations of family violence are serious accusations and a finding of guilt can land you in jail, have your right to bear arms revoked, and give you a permanent criminal record.
The family violence defense lawyers at Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law utilize more than 40 years of experience in defending individuals in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and throughout the entire state of Texas against family violence charges and requests for protective orders.
To discuss your case with an experienced lawyer for family violence charges, call Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law to schedule a confidential consultation at (972) 853-3203.
Experienced Dallas Family Violence Defense Lawyer and Protective Order Defense Attorneys
We aggressively defend against family violence assault charges, and other allegations of family violence in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and throughout Texas. We are prepared to aggressively defend you against all types of family violence charges, including:
- Family violence assault
- Spousal abuse
- Child abuse
- Other family violence charges
If you have been charged with family violence assault, or felony aggravated assault, or other family violence charges, or if a protective order is being sought against you, it is important to seek counsel from an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Under Texas Family Law code Sec. 71.004, family violence is defined as “(1) An act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault or that is a threat the reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault, but does not included defensive measures to protect oneself; (2) Abuse by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household; or (3) Dating violence.”
The charges for assault family violence could range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the specifics of the case. The punishment ranges for assault family violence in Texas are as follows:
- Class C misdemeanor: up to a $500 fine and a conviction
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine up to $4,000
- 3rd degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000
- 2nd degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
- 1st degree felony: 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000
But that’s not all. A conviction of assault family violence could hurt you in a number of other ways, from losing custody of your children, to no longer being allowed to possess a firearm that will be restricting of your civil liberties, to simply ruining your reputation with friends, family, employers, and the community.
Contact an Experienced Family Lawyer Today
Tim Clancy has years of experience aggressively defending clients against charges of family violence in Dallas. If you are facing misdemeanor family violence assault charges or other family violence charges, and need an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer, we can help.
For additional information about family violence criminal laws, or to discuss your matter in confidence with an experienced Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer, schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at (972) 853-3203. If you prefer, fill out our contact form and we will contact you.
Located in McKinney Place in Dallas, Texas, Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law defend individuals against family violence charges throughout North Texas, including individuals charged with misdemeanor family violence assault throughout the communities in and around the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Garland, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Mesquite, Irving, Oak Cliff, University Park, Highland Park, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Flower Mound, Southlake, Keller, Grapevine and Lewisville. Tim Clancy represents individuals charged with a state or federal crime in and around Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Henderson and Tarrant Counties.