The State of Texas prosecutes domestic violence cases very aggressively.

Is Your Texas Family Violence Case Going To Go Away On Its Own?

Absolutely not. But we can help you.

If the cops are called on a domestic dispute, then even if the spouse tells the district attorney that he or she does not want to press charges, the case is going to get filed and the family or dating partner is going to be prosecuted.

This is why you need our experienced domestic relations attorneys as soon as possible. The team at Pelley Law Office, L.L.P., includes a former special assistant to the district attorney.

If somebody is arrested for a nasty domestic violence charge in Texas, are they automatically going to be convicted?

Absolutely not, if they have the right defense team .We can help you.

Result: Dismissed! Charge: 1st Degree Felony Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Family Violence. This Domestic Violence case was enhanced to a 1st Degree Felony due to the Deadly Weapon paragraph in the indictment. The girlfriend alleged that he had a pistol when he assaulted her. He hired us and Mr. Pelley got the charges dropped outright. State of Texas vs. J.E.

Result: Jury returned a verdict of "Not Guilty!" Charge: Assault-Family Violence. This woman was going through a nasty divorce and child custody battle. Her husband was trying to take her kids away from her and he made a claim that she assaulted him. Terrified that she was going to lose her kids, she hired us and we successfully tried the case to a jury. State of Texas vs. S.O.

Result: Felony Assault by Choking Case "No-Billed" by the Grand Jury and charge dropped. Charge: Assault - Family Violence Choking/Impeding Breath. Our client was arrested for a 3rd Degree Felony of choking his wife and was facing 10 years in prison. K.H. hired us within a week of his arrest, where police arrived at the scene after neighbors called and his wife told them that he had put his hands around her neck during their altercation. Our team prepared a "packet" to submit to the Grand Jury. State of Texas vs. K.H.

A citizen accused has a number of defenses available to them:

  1. Self-Defense: The most fundamental of all defenses is the right to defend your self against the attack of another. You are authorized under the Texas Penal Code to use reasonable force to defend yourself.
  2. Defense of Third-Persons: You also have the right to defend a third person with reasonable force.
  3. Mutual Combat: When both parties consent to a fight, we raise this defense.

Result: July returned a "Not Guilty" verdict after we asserted the "Mutual Combat" Defense. Our client was arrested for severely beating the State's victim. That bloody victim left the scene of the fight belted to on a stretcher with IVs. Our client admitted to the police that he gave the victim a thorough beating and naturally he was arrested for assault. Thankfully, he hired us immediately after posting bond. State of Texas vs. B.H.


Do not fool yourself by hoping your criminal problems will go away. They will not. Pick up your phone and call us right now at 972-608-0335, or send us an email. Our experienced domestic violence defense team is ready to start fighting for you immediately. Each moment that goes by is bad for you, and good for the prosecution.

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