Houston Texas and Harris County Domestic Assault Defense Lawyers

Assault Family Violence Charges Defense

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Most couples learn to resolve their differences or even end their relationships without resorting to domestic assault or family violence.  Sometimes, however, even good people gets so stressed out and feel so overwhelmed that they lose it even for a moment and strike out at their partner or another family member in a physical way.

The Consequences for Assault Family Violence

Depending on the circumstances, the prosecutors can charge Assault Family Violence either as a:
A Class A Misdemeanor Assault means that a person caused bodily injury (or pain) to their partner.  If the person used a deadly weapon in the domestic assault, then it is a Felony Aggravated Assault.  If the person choked their partner or impeded their breathing, then it is also a Felony.  No matter the level of the criminal offense charged, you can expect the court to order you out of your home and have no contact until the case is resolved with your partner, spouse or family member.  Punishment for those who are found guilty of misdemeanor assault family violence may also include:
  • Community Supervision (Probation)
  •  A fine of up to $4,000.00
  •  Jail confinement of up to one year
  •  Community service
  •  Anger management counseling
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has a Family Criminal Law Division that focuses solely on domestic violence.  The prosecutors immediately call the alleged victim to get their statement as to what happened.  The prosecutors lock in the emotional stress of the event by obtaining their immediate statement.  However, facts tend to change and the importance of the incidence significantly lessens frequently after a short cooling off time.

Arrested for Assault Family Violence? Contact James Sullivan & Associates at (281) 546-6428

Defending a Houston Assault Family Violence Charge

Assault against a family member is very serious and can have far reaching consequences.  The accused may be permanently barred from working in certain industries.  The accused may be denied housing in apartment complexes.  If you are charged with assault family violence, you should seek legal advice from a experienced criminal defense lawyers.
The defense lawyers of James Sullivan & Associates fight to get their client’s assault family violence charges dismissed or won at trial.  Other domestic assault lawyers may choose to arrange a plea bargain for their clients; however, this may not be in the client’s best interest.  While it is true that a defendant who successfully completes a deferred adjudication probation will not have a conviction on their record, it is also true that if that person ever gets arrested again for assault family violence then he or she will be charged with a third degree felony and if found guilty could be sentenced to between 2 to 10 years in prison.
Negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors should be the last resort.  A good domestic assault lawyer will first investigate the case, interview witnesses, analyze physical evidence and review witness statements in the offense report for inconsistencies.  Such a defense attorney will also consider possible motives for making false allegations, such as jealousy, revenge or child custody issues.

Need Legal Advice?  Call James Sullivan & Associates at (281) 546-6428.

Contact a Houston Assault Family Violence Lawyer

The best way to resolve the case is by first talking with an Assault Family Violence Lawyer.  Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan will consider the merits of your case and give you an honest evaluation.  He will aggressively defend you.  He gets results and fights cases at trial.  His legal fees are affordable, reasonable and fair.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your assault family violence charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.


Harris County Criminal Court at Law Information

Judge Paula Goodhart, Court 1
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6180
Fax: (713) 755-4882

Judge Bill Harmon, Court 2
Rosario Khalaf,
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6184
Fax: (713) 755-4882

Judge Natalie C. Fleming, Court 3
Carol Cummings
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6188
Fax: (713) 755-9269

Judge John Clinton, Court 4
Yolanda Florido
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6192
Fax: (713) 755-9269

Judge Margaret Harris, Court 5
Cathy Perry
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6196
Fax: (713) 755-9268

Judge Larry Standley, Court 6
Carmen Vazquez
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6200
Fax: (713) 368-9264

Judge Pam Derbyshire, Court 7
Peggy Gunder
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6204
Fax: (713) 368-9264

Judge Jay Karahan, Court 8
Donna Ramos
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6208
Fax: (713) 368-9264

Judge Analia Wilkerson, Court 9
Sheri Gilbert
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6212
Fax: (713) 368-9264

Judge Sherman Ross, Court 10
Cindy Bernd
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-6216
Fax: (713) 368-9264

Judge Diane Bull, Court 11
Rachel Ferrel
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-7780
Fax: (713) 368-9264

Judge Robin Brown, Court 12
Stephanie Spears
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-7738
Fax: (713) 755-8931

Judge Don Smyth, Court 13
Mary Smith
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-7950
Fax: (713) 755-4874

Judge Mike Fields, Court 14
Dolores Mendiola
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-5683
Fax: (713) 368-9281

Judge Jean Hughes, Court 15
Laura Conte
Court Coordinator
Tel: (713) 755-4760
Fax: (713) 755-4874




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