Expert Domestic Violence Attorneys Here To Help
At the Law Offices of Luis Yañez, our team of expert domestic violence attorneys is ready to help with your case. We will look at the facts and fight on your behalf. As one of the most important cases for us, we don’t stop until justice has been adequately served. With 40 years of combined experience, we’re the domestic violence attorney who will protect your rights when it matters the most.
We’re also here to help defend you against false accusations of domestic violence. If you’re being accused of hurting your spouse in any way, we can help put together a case for your legal defense. False accusations cannot be taken lightly due to the severity and ramifications taken at hand.
No matter what you’re facing, the Law Offices of Luis Yañez can help. Give us a call today to set up your free initial consultation.
What Is Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is labeled as an act of intended or reckless intimidation, physical or sexual assault, battery, or any other abusive behavior towards a spouse, romantic partner, or significant other. This can also include behavior turned into a way of showing power or control over a spouse. Abuse can start with behaviors downplayed by a spouse, such as name calling, threats, possessiveness, or distrust.
Defending False Accusations
As domestic violence attorneys, we will help if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence. There are many reasons why someone will be falsely accused, many of which happen during a divorce. This can also occur if the charges presented were proven unintentional or an evident lack of knowledge of the harm caused. At times, self defense can be explained depending on the circumstances.
What To Do If You’re Facing A Domestic Violence Accusation
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, contact us right away. You should not go to court alone in this situation due to the ramifications that can occur, and we can help you build and examine the evidence needed to prove your innocence.
Texas State Laws & Your Rights
Your right to an attorney stands to help defend or charge your spouse with during court. According to the Texas Penal Code, Title 5, Chapter 22, Section 22.01,
A person commits an offense if the person:
- (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;
- (2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
- (3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
Penalties can be a “Class C” misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of up to one year in jail and fine, to a first-degree penalty carrying a penalty of 5-99 years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.
In the case of simple assault, the person convicted may be required to pay restitution. This makes the one convicted responsible for reimbursing the victim for any expenses, including medical treatment, counseling, repair, or damaged property. As an alternative to jail time, the court can instead grant probation for up to two years for a misdemeanor or ten years for a felony.
Start Discussing Your Case With Our Lawyers
If you have experienced any emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, our domestic violence attorneys can help you. Call The Law Offices of Luis Yañez to set up your free initial consultation. There’s no need to wait any longer, we’re here to help.