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Often two sides to a story with domestic violence in Texas

There are certain criminal charges that can carry a stigma with them. Those who are accused of domestic violence may see repercussions in other parts of their lives, even if they are eventually acquitted. For this reason, it is very important for those accused to fully understand what these charges involve and how Texas prosecutors will pursue them. Here at the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we know that sometimes there is more to the story than just what a purported victim might say.

A conviction on domestic violence charges can have serious punishments, including incarceration or a restraining order, with the potential to negatively affect a parent’s access to his or her own children. Our team has experience in dealing with domestic violence cases, and we will examine a potential client’s personal situation to determine the best course of action. Those who were previously convicted on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge can see future misdemeanors raised to felonies. This is just one of the reasons it is crucial for those accused to have assistance from a competent source.

Giving one’s side of the story to police may seem like a helpful idea, but it can have negative consequences. Police will turn over any evidence, including a statement from a suspect, to prosecutors who will then use the information in pursuit of a conviction. Our team has helped numerous clients defend themselves against domestic violence charges, and we know how to honor their rights.

It is important that those who are accused of domestic violence remember that they are presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty. If you have further questions on domestic violence charges, our website may help you understand. We are committed to helping Texas residents with this type of criminal defense and others.

Source: Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, “Domestic Violence/Spousal Abuse“, , Sept. 5, 2014