Domestic Violence & Assault Charges
If you are facing domestic violence charges like assault, harassment, or criminal mischief, you need an attorney who can protect your rights and get you a good outcome. Scott C. Smith has defended clients accused of domestic violence for over 20 years, so he has lots of experience helping people deal with the often-complicated cases that start when someone is arrested for domestic violence.
Domestic violence cases can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges, including assault, harassment, and criminal mischief. If the complaint says that you used a weapon or caused someone serious bodily injury, you are more likely to face felony charges. Your charges will also be more serious if you have a history of facing similar charges. Domestic violence charges occur in a variety of cases. Sometimes prosecutors file charges despite the wishes of everyone involved. In other cases, one spouse or partner may falsely accuse the other for revenge or to get more in divorce proceedings. No matter what happened, the consequences start right after your arrest. For example, in Travis County, the judge may order you to submit to an assessment by Travis County Counseling and Education Service and follow their recommendations. The judge may also issue an Emergency Protective Order which restricts contact with the person who made the complaint, even preventing you from returning home if you lived with them.
These charges may impact your job, family, and/or housing, even if you are not convicted. You need a lawyer who can immediately start defending your rights and resolving the case. Mr. Smith has decades of experience in family violence courts, such as Travis County Court at Law Four, and often can get your charges dismissed.
Facing domestic violence charges can be scary and intimidating, especially when you think about the long legal process. The best way to resolve this difficult situation is to get the help of an understanding and skilled attorney. With his decades of experience and dedication to each individual client, Mr. Smith can help make this process easier. Call the Law Office of Scott C. Smith to take the first step towards a resolution.