Defense Lawyer for Family Violence, Domestic Violence, Domestic Assault & Protective Orders

Defense Attorneys for Family Violence Charges

Charged with domestic violence or had an order of protection filed against you in Dallas, Texas? Whether you are facing allegations of domestic violence, family violence, assault-family violence, or are facing a protective order due to allegations of violence or abuse, you should retain an experienced defense lawyer. Call our criminal defense law firm at (214) 550-5771 for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  
  Unfortunately, some people falsely accuse their spouse of domestic violence, using family violence allegations to gain leverage in a divorce or child custody battle. In Texas, family violence accusations are serious, and a finding of guilt can land you in jail, have your right to bear arms revoked, and give you a permanent criminal record.   It’s important to remember that just because your or someone you know is accused of domestic violence doesn’t mean that he or she is automatically guilty. In fact, some 700,000 people are wrongfully arrested for domestic violence each year (source).

Family Violence & Domestic Assault Defense Lawyer

The family violence defense lawyers at Tim Clancy Attorneys at Law utilize more than 40 years of experience in defending individuals in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. Served a protective order? We represent clients that have received an order of protection order or family violence charge in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Denton, or Tarrant County and throughout the entire state of Texas.
To discuss your case with an experienced lawyer for family violence charges in Dallas, Texas, call Tim Clancy Attorneys at Law at (214) 550-5771. Consultations are free and confidential.

Experienced Dallas Defense Attorney For Family Violence Charges

We aggressively defend family violence assault charges, dating violence, 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
  • Domestic violence
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Felony family violence
  • Protective orders
  • Misdemeanor domestic violence
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.

Texas Family Violence Laws

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.”

Thousands Wrongly Accused of Domestic Violence

Every year thousands of serious domestic violence cases go unreported. In contrast, thousands of innocent men and women are wrongly accused of family assault and domestic violence. Family violence charges are serious, carrying heavy punishments and prison sentences if convicted in Texas.

Texas Punishment for Misdemeanor & Felony Family 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.  

Texas Family Violence Crimes & Punishment

Crime Class
Jail or Prison Term

Misdemeanor – Class C


Up to $500

Misdemeanor – Class A

Up to 1 Year in State Jail

Up to $4,000

Felony – 3rd Degree

2 to 10 Years in Prison

Up to $10,000

Felony – 2nd Degree 2 to 20 Years in Prison

Up to $10,000

Felony – 1st Degree 5 to 99 Years in Prison

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. If you have been wrongfully accused, you need the best domestic violence lawyer on your side with a proven track record of successful outcomes. You need to call Tim Clancy Attorneys at Law today.

Contact an Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney

Backed by years of experience, the attorneys at Tim Clancy can help protect your rights if you’ve been accused of domestic violence or family violence. For more information about assault or family violence laws, or to discuss your matter in confidence with an experienced Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer, schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at (214) 550-5771. You can also fill out our contact form and we will contact you the same day.   Tim Clancy has years of experience aggressively defending clients charged with domestic assault, family violence, and family violence in Dallas. Let us help you clear your name, reputation, and secure your freedom.

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Located in Dallas, Texas, Tim Clancy Attorneys at Law defend individuals charged with family violence throughout North Texas, including 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.