Austin Domestic Violence Lawyers
The issue of domestic violence elicits strong reactions from people. If you have been accused of this type of crime, you could find yourself facing potentially serious criminal penalties. You could also suffer impacts in your personal life, such as the loss of your job and your rights to visitation with children or other family members. At Granger and Mueller PC, we act as a strong legal ally on your side in these situations. As Austin domestic violence lawyers with more than 25 years of experience, we will strategize a strong legal defense to help clear your name.
Under Section 71.004 of the Texas Family Code , ‘family violence’ is the term used to define threats, intimidation, and acts of abuse committed against spouses, children, other household members. It also includes similar types of acts committed against those with whom you are in a dating relationship.
The actions behind domestic violence charges are illegal in and of themselves, but the penalties become even more severe when committed against an intimate partner or family member. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the most common types of domestic violence crimes include:
● Assault crimes, including aggravated assault and intimidation;
● Homicides, including negligent manslaughter, justifiable homicide, and murder;
● Kidnapping and abductions;
● Sex offenses, including rape, forcible fondling, incest, and statutory rape.
All of the above can result in felony charges involving heavy fines and prison sentences ranging from between two and 99 years, depending on the crime.
At Granger and Mueller PC, we know the serious consequences that can result from just the mere accusation of domestic violence. You may be immediately arrested and a restraining order may be put in place, preventing you from returning to your home or other property. If there are children involved, you may be ordered to pay support while being denied visitation. You may also be ordered to attend anger management and conflict resolution classes while your criminal court trial is pending.
As experienced Austin domestic violence lawyers, we fight to ensure your rights are protected throughout this process and build you a strong legal defense to prevent a conviction. Actions we take on your behalf include:
● Reviewing the circumstances surrounding your arrest;
● Conducting our own investigations, gathering evidence on your behalf;
● Negotiating with law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys;
● Appearing by your side at pretrial hearings;
● Making compelling arguments in your favor before a judge or jury.
Domestic violence is a serious charge that requires a strong, aggressive legal defense. In Travis County, our Austin domestic violence lawyers provide the trusted legal representation you need to protect your rights and your freedom. If you are facing these charges, reach out and contact Granger and Mueller PC to request a consultation today.