Under Texas law, domestic violence is referred to as “family violence”. This type of violence occurs when the accuser and the accused are related, share a household, or are (or were) in a relationship (married or dating).
Domestic Violence crimes can include assault & battery/aggravated assault, continuous family violence and strangulation. These cases are assigned to specific courts and prosecutors who deal exclusively with domestic violence cases. Valerie is a former family violence prosecutor and has specific expertise in fighting these types of cases, which often can impact not just your criminal record but also child custody cases.
Domestic or Family violence includes, but is not limited to, purposely causing bodily injury, or threatening another with bodily harm within one’s family, relationship, or household.
Child abuse is a serious offense that includes the same scope of assault, physical or verbal, on a child.
Valerie also provides defense assistance if you find yourself the target of an investigation with Child Protective Services.
Charges specific to family violence include assault bodily injury-married/cohabitating, assault by strangulation, continuous family violence- assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or serious bodily injury against a family member.
If you or a loved one has been accused of family or domestic violence, please contact us today for a free case consultation