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Domestic Violence

Clear Lake Lawyers has a focus on family and criminal law, and our seasoned attorneys work hard to stay on top of the latest rulings so that they can represent their clients to the best of their ability. We believe that every person deserves the best representation they can get when they are involved in a complex legal matter. If you are facing charges of family violence assault, stalking or harassment, you stand to benefit from our experience with the often complicated dynamics of a domestic violence situation.

If you find yourself charged with a first offense family violence assault, you are generally charged with a misdemeanor under Texas law. While a misdemeanor may seem straightforward, an experienced attorney will make sure that your case is handled appropriately and your rights are respected. If you have been charged with a second offense, the prosecutor may charge you with a felony, even if the violence was minor, such as incidental contact during a heated argument.

At Clear Lake Lawyers, we will work with the prosecutor to keep the "family violence" tag from being added to a simple assault charge whenever we possibly can. If your case goes forward with that tag, what appears to be a minor legal problem could cause you serious problems for years to come.

A conviction of domestic assault or other family violence charges, including violation of a family violence, can mean that you will face severe problems in your future. Convictions in these matters could mean that you will lose your gun rights. You could have difficulty acquiring employment or obtaining a security clearance. Renting an apartment will be more difficult. Your name will turn up in the TCIC database any time your license plates are run. If you work in a licensed profession, such as nursing, teaching or counseling, you might need to answer disciplinary charges before an ethics board.

At Clear Lake Lawyers, we know how to look beneath the surface of family violence charges in order to protect both your immediate position and your long-term interests. We have found that false or exaggerated claims of domestic violence are motivated by the desire to get an unfair advantage in a divorce or child custody proceeding.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are charged with family violence assault, it is in your best interest to have an attorney who will fight for you and make sure all circumstances are taken into account. Contact Clear Lake Lawyers for a free consultation.

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