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Austin, TX Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers You Can Trust

If you’re facing charges involving family violence, you need to act fast

With decades of experience successfully representing people charged with crimes in Travis County and throughout Central Texas, Botsford & Roark's family violence defense attorneys have a deep understanding of the difficult and nuanced situations faced by individuals accused of a domestic violence crime.

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That’s why our Austin-based law firm provides not only professional legal representation but also compassionate and confidential support during this challenging time.

If you have been charged with a family violence crime in Central Texas, contact our Austin domestic violence defense lawyers in Austin for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Types of family violence charges in Texas

Domestic violence charges often involve accusations of physical, emotional, and psychological harm made by a wife, husband, daughter, son, girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, mother, father, sister, brother, roommate, or another type of cohabitant. Common types of family or domestic violence charges we handle include:

  • Assault family violence (AFV)
  • Violation of protective order, injunction, court orders
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Continuous violence against the family
  • Child endangerment
  • Repeated violation of certain court orders or conditions

Family violence conviction penalties

Domestic violence charges vary and can quickly be upgraded to more serious charges depending on circumstances.

  • Typically, family violence charges are either a class A misdemeanor, third degree felony, second degree felony, or state jail felony
  • Penalties include up to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines for the most serious offenses

Convictions for family violence-related charges may also lead to probation and mandatory counseling or anger management classes. You may lose certain civil rights, such as the right to possess firearms, and the issuance of protective orders that restrict contact with kin and couples. Depending on your career, job loss is also possible.

How Botsford & Roark fights family violence charges and protects reputations

At Botsford & Roark, we often handle high-profile cases, but most of our clients are everyday people in tough spots. No matter who you are, here’s what you can expect form our family violence defense lawyers:

  • Experienced legal representation. With decades of experience in Travis County and throughout Texas, we have professional relationships that can help confidentially expedite your case.
  • Customized legal strategies. Tailoring our strategies to your unique case and the jurisdiction in which you are being charged, we challenge evidence and witness statements, negotiate reduced charges, explore alternative sentencing, and defend you in court.
  • Compassionate support. We understand the emotional impact of these cases and offer compassionate guidance.
  • Effective communication. Keeping you informed at every step, we explain your options and potential outcomes.
  • Protection of your rights. Our primary goal is to protect your rights and achieve a favorable outcome that preserves your freedom, rights, and reputation.

Contact us today to review your potential legal options in a confidential case evaluation

If you face family violence-related charges in Central Texas, reach out to Botsford & Roark for skilled, experienced legal representation. Contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation. We are available any time, day or night, to hear from you and answer questions. Your future matters, and we are here to help you protect it.

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