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Experienced Plano Domestic Violence Attorneys

Committed to helping those accused of domestic violence

Domestic violence is broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behavior between people who are involved in an intimate relationship, such as dating, marriage, family relationships, or cohabitation. Domestic violence can take many forms and does not always involve the use of physical violence. Also known as domestic abuse, the types of behavior encompassed by this term can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or economic. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age or gender. Often, simple domestic disputes can escalate into situations where one or both parties are breaking the law. Police and the state of Texas take domestic violence situations very seriously, and the determination of what actually happened after the police are called often comes down to one person’s word against another’s. As a result, an innocent party may be charged with a crime, or perhaps one party does not take full responsibility for what occurred. The following are types of crimes that may be considered types of domestic violence:

  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Assault
  • Sexual abuse or assault

Understanding Domestic Violence Defense

Because the police often have to piece together which party in a domestic dispute call did what to whom, they are often not able to put together a complete account of what occurred. Furthermore, once someone is charged, a prosecutor will only focus on facts that strengthen their case and will actively ignore facts that weaken it. For this reason, it is essential that you retain an experienced domestic violence attorney as soon as possible after an incident in which you are accused of domestic violence. A skilled criminal defense attorney will be able to recognize and highlight facts, whether in a police report or not, which could mitigate any charges against you. Prosecutors take domestic abuse cases very seriously and aggressively pursue serious penalties against the accused. Often, a domestic violence charge carries with it a restraining order, preventing the accused from contact or being around the alleged victim. If convicted, the consequences can be very serious, and can include:

  • Prison
  • Loss of child custody
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Anger management counseling
  • Denial or loss of professional licenses
  • Loss of the right to possess firearms
  • Deportation

Free Consultation with Skilled Plano Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime in Texas, to ensure the best possible outcome in your case it is imperative that you contact an experienced domestic violence attorney immediately. The law firm of Starr Law, P.C. has been defending criminal cases in Texas for 17 years and is comprised of aggressive and skilled litigators who are not afraid of going to court for their clients. Our office is located in downtown Plano, just one block east of Interstate 75. We offer free consultations and jail visits. Starr Law, P.C. also posts bond for people in custody throughout the state of Texas. Payment plans are available should you choose to have Mr. Starr represent you in your matter. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at (214) 219-8440, or fill out our online contact form available here, and a member of our staff will be in touch with you shortly.