Family Violence Lawyer
How Can a Family Violence Lawyer Help You?
If you’ve been accused of family violence, you will need someone on your side as soon as possible who can navigate the criminal law system with you. The penalties for family violence in Collin County, TX, can be steep, and your family violence attorney will help you investigate and build a case as well as negotiate on your behalf to ensure you’re treated fairly.
Additionally, your lawyer will act as a bulwark for you during this difficult time. You may feel like you don’t have anyone to turn to for help, but Doug Wilder will be with you every step of the way. He has years of experience working on cases just like yours, and his knowledge and resources can benefit you legally, financially, and emotionally.
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What Is Assault & Family Violence?
The State of Texas defines Family Violence, sometimes referred to as domestic violence, as certain acts of abuse that occur in both households and relationships. Per Texas Family Code Section 71.004:
“Sec. 71.004. FAMILY VIOLENCE. “Family violence” means:
(1) an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself;
(2) abuse, as that term is defined by Sections 261.001(1)(C), (E), (G), (H), (I), (J), (K), and (M), by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household; or
(3) dating violence, as that term is defined by Section 71.0021.”
The law is complicated, but finding the right lawyer doesn’t have to be. Reach out to our office and let us help you understand the charges, and possible penalties, you might be faced with.
What Penalties Could I Face?
What Are Protective Orders?
Penalties for family violence range widely, from probation to life in prison, including fines of up to $10,000. It’s important to know what you face, so you can better prepare for it.
Call Doug Wilder today at 214-741-4000 to discuss your case and discover what penalties may be applied to you.
In Texas, protective orders are orders from a civil court that alleged victims of family violence can request, placing distance between themselves and the accused.
After submitted personal information and specifying the nature of the relationship between alleged victim and the accused, a court hearing is scheduled to determine if the applicant is in danger from the accused. If the court grants the order, the order can be valid for a period up to 2 years.
Violating a protective order carries criminal charges, and can result in up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. If you are accused of violating a protective order, you need Doug Wilder in your corner – call us now and tell us the details of your case.
Experienced Attorney Doug Wilder Defends You
If you are charged with assault or family violence, you need an attorney who can help you navigate this complex field of law, so you have the energy to deal with other and personal matters. We understand that this is a highly sensitive and stressful process to go through, and Doug takes pride in making sure he is there for you in any way he can be as your legal counsel. Doug even provides his clients access to his personal cell phone number to answer any questions that may come up throughout the process.When you turn to Doug Wilder, you get an attorney you can trust.
- Direct access to an invested attorney involved in your case.
- Skilled Advocacy from a former prosecutor.
- Experienced Representation.
- Investigative Assistance from our team into your case.
- FREE Consultations
Call Doug Wilder at the Wilder Law Firm in Plano, TX for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your family violence case and charges. Dial (214) 741-4000 today.