The Consequences Of A Domestic Violence Charge Are Severe
The outcome of this case will affect your family, your career and your life.
Every relationship comes with disagreements from time to time. But, when an argument becomes so heated that someone calls the police, it is no longer a family matter. Somebody is going to jail and will be prosecuted. Period.
One of the biggest misconceptions about domestic violence is that the problem can go away once the accuser calms down and decides they no longer want to pursue the case. These cases are prosecuted whether or not the alleged victim wants to drop the charges. Once 911 is dialed, the case is in the hands of the State of Texas.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for family violence, contact our family violence defense team right now! We have achieved more dismissals in assault cases than any other type of case. You need the decades of experience we have, and you need it immediately!
Result: CASE DISMISSED. Charge: Assault Causes Bodily Injury-Family Violence. In the middle of a nasty divorce, B.P. hired a different lawyer on this assault charge against the mother of his children. That lawyer recommended B.P. to plead guilty and take probation (after representing him for several months). Taking a plea deal would have caused B.P. to lose his children and pay spousal maintenance. He fired that lawyer, and hired our defense team. At our very first hearing with B.P., Mr. Pelley reviewed the police report and in less than 2 minutes demanded a jury trial. All charges were dismissed within a few weeks and B.P. got his kids back. State of Texas vs. B.P.
Result: CASE DISMISSED. Charge: 1st Degree Felony Assault-FV. J.E. had priors for family violence and was accused of badly beating his girlfriend this time. Thus, J.E. faced 99 years confinement if convicted. He hired our defense team, and Mr. Pelley set the case for trial when the Dallas District Attorney offered substantial prison time. Mr. Pelley got the case dismissed shortly thereafter. State of Texas vs. J.E.
Result: ALL 4 CASES DISMISSED. Charges: 3 separate cases of Assault Causes Bodily Injury-Family Violence and 1 Case of Interference with an Emergency Phone Call. M.J. was an enormous Division 1 linebacker in college. His much smaller wife accused him of continually abusing her in Collin County and called the cops reporting physical abuse on multiple occasions. Not only did we help him avoid a felony prosecution, Mr. Pelley got all 4 cases dismissed. State of Texas vs. M.J.
If an Emergency Protective Order is issued, you will not be able to return to your home or have any contact with the accuser for a period of time. If you violate that EPO, then you will be prosecuted for another very serious criminal offense.
Result: Felony Assault by Choking Case “No-Billed” by the Grand Jury and charge dropped. Charge: Assault – Family Violence Choking/Impeding Breath. Police arrived at the scene after neighbors reported screaming coming from K.H.’s townhouse. His place was covered in broken glass, a broken fence, and was a complete mess from the nasty argument. K.H. was charged with a 3rd Degree Felony of choking his live-in fiancé and was facing 10 years in prison. Naturally, an E.P.O. was issued following the arrest kicking K.H. out of his own home. He bought that townhome before he even met his fiancé! He came to us and Mr. Pelley got the felony charges dismissed shortly thereafter and got K.H. back in his townhome. State of Texas vs. A.B.
Additional Consequences To Consider
Your potential exposure may be much more severe if you are a repeat or habitual offender. Even a successfully completed prior deferred adjudication for a previous offense(s) designated as low as a Class C misdemeanor can be used to enhance the punishment range and/or consequences for this alleged offense.
Result: Grand Jury returned a “No-Bill” and CASE DISMISSED . Charges: Several charges of Assault on a Public Servant by a Habitual Offender. If indicted, then C.S. would have faced a minimum of 25 years confinement in prison (up to life) and he was not eligible for probation. In short, his feet were on the fire and then wisely came running to us. After a diligent investigation by Mr. Pelley and our defense team, we submitted a packet to the Grand Jury. All charges were dropped and he walked a free man. State of Texas vs. C.S.
This case may have immigration/deportation consequences depending upon your citizenship status. Under §237(a)(2)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (The Act), any alien who at any time after entry is convicted of a crime of domestic violence is deportable.
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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 assault/family 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.