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Family Violence & Assault Attorney

Family violence and assault accusations can be particularly harmful as society can start to view you as a violent person. Not only is your freedom on the line, but your personal life as well. Oftentimes, emotions get the best of us and when the police are called, allegations are made out of anger, not out of facts. Calling the police to help dissolve a situation ultimately will result in someone going to jail.

When you hire The Wilder Law Firm, you will be putting more than 25 years of experience in handling Family Violence and Assault allegations in your corner. There are always two sides to the story, and once arrested, your side has been ignored. My job is to work with you so we can set the facts straight and tell your side of what actually happened. With so much on the line, now is the time to fight for your future. Contact us at 214-741-4000 for immediate help.

Family Violence and Assault Crimes

In this section of the website, we provide detailed information on various family violence and assault crimes. You can learn about the crimes themselves, defenses to these charges, potential penalties, and more. Just click the links below to learn more. 

Family Violence

A family violence situation refers to acts of violence committed against a household or family member or against someone you are in a dating relationship with. This even includes an ex-spouse by a household or family member against another household member. Learn more about how we fight family violence charges and how you can best protect yourself on this page.

Emergency Protective Order

When you are arrested for family violence, it is common that an emergency protective order will be granted against you. Your accuser does not even have to request it. This order can kick you out of our house and prevent you from communicating with your kids. Learn more about emergency protective orders, tier penalties, and what can be done to remove that on this page.

Assault

Assault charges arise when a confrontation becomes physical with another person. It is typical for the first person to call the police to be seen as the victim. In any assault case, we always investigate if the accused actually caused the injuries and if they were acting in self-defense. Learn more about how we fight assault charges on this page.

Aggravated Assault

An assault can be enhanced to an aggravated assault if a person suffers serious bodily injury as a result of the encounter. You are entitled to defend yourself but can only use the amount of force that is reasonable to defend yourself. Learn how we fight aggravated assault charges here.

Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon

If you are involved in a confrontation and you use or exhibit a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault, you can be charged with this offense. You do not have to cause any injuries to be charged. However, you are entitled to defend yourself and at times, just exhibiting a deadly weapon ends the encounter. Learn how we fight aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges on this page.

Our Focus is Your Future

Family violence and assault situations can escalate quickly and impact multiple aspects of your life. When arguing with another, it is common for emotions to take over and the police are called solely to try and get you in trouble. Lies are told and the fact that you were defending yourself is conveyed that you were the aggressor. There are two sides to every story and we will make sure your side is told in the most effective manner. With so much on the line, call us at 214-741-4000 and let us fight for you.

DOUGLAS WILDER

I am dedicated to the defense of my clients but that only tells a portion of who I am. I have been practicing law since 1995.

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