Fort Worth Domestic Assault Attorney
Representing Charges of Family Violence
Have you been arrested for family violence or assault? If so, it is imperative
that you gain outstanding defense in Texas from a Fort Worth family assault
defense lawyer. At the office of Jerry Loftin & Associates, we have
more than 65 years of combined experience representing clients who have
been accused of serious criminal charges.
We work to get penalties lowered and charges dismissed in order to save
you from the crippling consequences of a conviction. The penalties for
a domestic assault can be extremely severe and you could be facing large
fines, prison time, mandatory counseling, and a protective order that
prevents you from seeing your family.
Providing You with Aggressive Defense
We understand exactly what is at stake when you are faced with this type
of accusation. You should not feel alone during this difficult time and
with our home you do not have to try to defend yourself. We know exactly
what it takes to fight this type of serious charge, using our experience
and resources to your advantage.
Cases of assault and family violence may include accusations of:
- Aggravated assault
- Misdemeanor assault
- Terroristic threats
- Felony assault
- Domestic violence
- Harassment or stalking
- Death threats
- Child abuse
Is Assault on a Family Member a Felony in Texas?
In Texas, assault on a family member is a serious offense. Generally, domestic
violence is treated as a class A misdemeanor, it could be enhanced to
a felony if you have a previous domestic assault charge. Assault on a
family member includes anyone who lives with you, anyone you’re
related to by law or blood, and anyone you have a romantic relationship
with. Any physical contact can be counted as assault, even if it caused
no harm. It is also considered assault if you threaten to harm someone,
even if there was no physical contact that occurred.
How can a Domestic Violence Case be Dismissed in Texas?
A domestic violence case can be dismissed in Texas by having the victim
doing the following:
Talk to the prosecutor directly. Only the prosecutor can drop the charges,
not the victim but the prosecutor will still listen if the victim wants
to drop the charges
Give testimony in favor of the defendant. During the case, the victim can
recant their testimony to show that they want the charges dropped.
- Stay calm and find professional help. A psychological assessment can be
used as evidence to show that the alleged victim has not been subject
to any severe domestic violence.
Fighting Your Daunting Criminal Charges
We know that if you are facing a family violence or assault charge, you
are not only facing immediate consequences, but you could be prevented
from returning to your home or seeing your family. Receiving a no contact
order is a very serious matter which our Fort Worth family assault attorneys
do not take lightly. We are also the only firm in the area that is also
a bail bonds agency, giving us the ability to secure a jail release bond
for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you want to discuss your case,
contact us now at (817) 429-2000 for a
free case consultation!