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If You Are Facing Accusations of Domestic Violence or Abuse, Call (469) 251-4910 to Speak with an Allen Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately

It is not uncommon for a family scuffle or a contentious argument to turn into allegations of domestic violence. Though millions of people experience genuine domestic abuse, we know that not all accusations are founded in truth, and that spouses, partners, or family members will sometimes claim to have been abused in order to punish or “get back at” another. Sometimes accusations of domestic violence stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of what it is and how it happens.

What Counts as Domestic Violence?

In Texas, domestic violence refers to any violent action that takes place between people who are dating, married, living together, or have otherwise been romantically involved. It can also occur between relatives, parents, siblings, and even non-relatives who live in the same house.

Domestic abuse may also occur in the form of threats that give the victim reason to believe they are in danger of being harmed.

The term “domestic violence” casts a broad net and can include many different actions or threatening behaviors. Though it encompasses much, its broad definition does not mean that any aggression or conflict between couples, parents and children, or other cohabitants can be construed as domestic violence.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you must have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Otherwise, you could end up being tried and punished for a crime you may not have committed.

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Texas

The consequences for domestic violence and abuse in Texas are severe. If convicted, you could spend anywhere from 1 year in jail to 99 years in prison and be charged a maximum of $10,000 in fines.

Domestic violence, abuse, or assault charges could affect your custody agreement and your ability to remain involved in the lives of your children. If you are divorcing or divorced, they could result in a less desirable settlement or support arrangement for you, which could cost you thousands of dollars in the long run. Such a conviction could also limit your employment possibilities in the future and pose a threat to your current job.

What to Do When You’re Being Accused of Domestic Violence, Abuse, or Assault

As soon as someone calls the police and makes an accusation of domestic violence, members of law enforcement are required to investigate and file a report. One of the best things you can do for your case is to be cordial and cooperative, while not sharing any information that could make you appear guilty.

In the event you are accused of domestic violence or abuse, call The Law Office of Al Rowland, PLLC at (469) 251-4910 immediately or contact us online. Our Allen criminal defense attorneys are ready to begin working to get you a positive result right away.

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