Accused of Domestic Violence? Allow Bill Kennedy Law to Help
If you have been accused of a crime in which the alleged victim is related to you by marriage, lives with you, or has been in a sexual relationship with you, the offense may fall within the statutory definition of “domestic violence” in Texas. Domestic violence can take many forms, from simple assault to murder.
A domestic violence criminal charge in Texas can also result from the violation of an order of protection, such as a restraining order. The case can be prosecuted even if the violation is seemingly minor; such violations include late-night phone calls to a child or an ex-spouse while an order is in effect. Verbal abuse coupled with threats may be enough to result in an arrest and conviction for domestic violence.
When abuse takes place within a family and is reported to authorities, it often becomes a state’s concern, or burden, even if the accuser changes his or her mind about whether or not to press charges. If you are facing possible jail time or charges pertaining to spousal abuse, child abuse or any other type of domestic violence, Bill Kennedy Law can help.