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Dallas Domestic Violence

A lot of domestic violence cases are sensitive, tricky, and just completely messy. Many victims don’t ask for help right away due to an unclear idea of what constitutes domestic violence or simply because they are ashamed or afraid to file a complaint against a family member.

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Our law firm is composed of certified Dallas domestic violence lawyers with extensive experience in handling different cases of various complexity. Regardless of what type of abuse you are experiencing or who your abuser is to you, we can help you have legal protection and inflict appropriate punishment on your abuser.

We will listen to your side of the story without prejudice and handle your information with the utmost confidentiality. Our lawyers will then guide you in taking the next legal step necessary to stop further abuse and get justice. So although it might be daunting at first, tell us all about your story or the abuse that someone you know is experiencing. Remember that, at times, opening up can be an actual lifesaver.

Rest assured, our domestic violence lawyers will act swiftly and proactively to defend your rights and keep you safe.

Call Dallas Divorce Attorney today at (714) 123-345 for your Free Consultation with a Dallas Domestic Violence lawyer!

Defining Domestic Violence

The most common type of domestic violence occurs in the form of physical abuse between married couples or those who live together. However, there are also different kinds of abuse in other relationships that are also treated as domestic violence.

Dallas Domestic Violence AdobeStock 332270010 Domestic Violence 2 300x200According to the Texas Family Code, any action that is intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly done by a family member, household member, or victim’s current or former dating partner that results in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or threat of imminent physical harm is considered domestic violence.

The abuse is considered family violence if it’s done by individuals who are related to the victim by either blood or affinity. These include:

  • Spouses
  • Former spouses
  • Adopted children
  • Foster children
  • Foster parents
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Aunts and uncles
  • Cousins

Dating violence pertains to the abuse done by someone romantically involved with the victim, whether or not they’re living in the same house. On the other hand, household member violence refers to abuse done by someone who formerly or currently lives with the victim regardless of their relationship.

In Texas, domestic violence falls into three classifications: domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous violence against the family.

Domestic assault – If this is the first domestic assault conviction of the offender, this will be a Class A misdemeanor. If it’s not, the crime will then become a third-degree felony.

Aggravated domestic assault – An aggravated domestic assault done with a deadly weapon that resulted in serious bodily injuries will be a first-degree felony. Any other type or level will then be classified as a second-degree felony.

Continuous violence against the family This refers to two domestic assaults done by the same offender within twelve months. The two assaults don’t need to be committed against the same victim or end in an arrest or conviction. This violence is considered a third-degree felony.

Legal Protection From Violence

Dallas Divorce Attorney is well-versed in Texas domestic violence law and can strategically represent victims to get due justice. We will also ensure you can get protection from your abuser during and after your case hearing.

Dallas Domestic Violence AdobeStock 245212669 Domestic Violence 3 300x169Our Dallas domestic violence lawyers can file for a protective order on your behalf. We will choose the specific type of protective order that is appropriate for your specific case of abuse. The different types include:

Temporary ex parte order – This is best if you need immediate protection from your abuser. The court can grant this without the presence of your abuser and can give you up to 20 days of protection. You can then request to extend it, especially if your abuser has not been served yet by the end of the protective order.

Permanent protective order – The maximum duration of this protective order generally lasts only two years. So if the date wasn’t specified, it is assumed that the order will expire on the second anniversary of its issuance. However, if the court sees a possibility that domestic violence will still be committed after two years, they can approve your request for an extension.

Magistrate’s order for emergency protection – This order will be issued after your abuser is arrested for family violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, indecent assault, stalking, or trafficking. This can be granted without your presence in the court and usually lasts 31-61 days. If, however, the abuser used or displayed a deadly weapon, the magistrate can issue this order without any request and extend its duration for up 61-91 days.

Regardless of the type of protective order that fits your case, our Dallas, TX, domestic violence lawyers will help you secure protection as quickly as possible. We will prepare all the required paperwork and request the order on your behalf.

Let’s Talk Now – Free Consultation

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We understand the hesitance in talking to a stranger about the abuse going on within your home. However, your safety and those of your family members are far more important. So if you or someone your know is suffering abuse from a family, household member, or dating partner, please call for legal help as soon as you can.

Our Dallas domestic violence lawyers at Dallas Divorce Attorney will come to your aid in the quickest way manageable. We will seek legal protection on your behalf and work on a legal strategy to get your abuser punished in the most appropriate way possible.

Call Dallas Divorce Attorney today at (714) 123-345 for your Free Consultation with a Dallas Domestic Violence lawyer!