Family Violence Honored Among the Top Trial Lawyers in the Country

Dallas Family Violence Lawyers

On Your Side When No One Else Is

Being accused of family violence can have a life-shattering impact—on you, your relationships, your career, and your future. This is true whether a minor incident got out of hand or if you were falsely accused.

In some cases, the complaining party calls the police in order to get the other person into trouble, to get away, or even just to scare them—with the intention of “dropping the charges” later. However, he or she may not be able do so. The charges belong to the state of Texas and were never the complaining party’s to “drop.”

Furthermore, state prosecutors expect the complaining witness to ask to drop the charges and/or fail to co-operate in the prosecution. Our Dallas family violence attorneys at Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC know this all too well, having both been prosecutors in family violence cases.

The State will often prosecute and go to trial even when there are no photographs, bruises, or medical records, and the witnesses fail to cooperate. That is why you need an expert Dallas family violence lawyer to defend you.

Feeling overwhelmed in the face of family violence charges? Get the help you need. Call Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC today at (214) 855-7771.

Defense Strategies

There are severe penalties in cases of family violence. First time offenses are generally punished less harshly than subsequent offenses, however.

Texas recognizes these three crimes under the heading of family violence:

  • Domestic assault — A Class A misdemeanor for a first offense
  • Aggravated domestic assault — A second-degree felony, or first-degree felony if a deadly weapon was used
  • Continuous violence against the family — A third-degree felony

Even if you receive a deferred adjudication (often called probation) and there is no conviction, an Affirmative Finding of Family Violence is often regarded like a conviction by federal law and can be used to enhance future charges of family violence. Additionally, this finding can also deprive you of the right to own a gun under both state and federal laws, either on a temporary basis or permanently.

Firefighters, security guards, and other professionals who require licenses can also lose their jobs if a family violence offense goes on their record. As you can see, you need an expert Dallas family violence lawyer who can guide you through this minefield.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Domestic violence cases are by no means straightforward; they need the handling of someone well-versed in Texas criminal law to give you the best chance of being found not guilty or getting your entire case dismissed. Our Dallas family violence attorneys have handled thousands of cases on behalf of those accused of family violence. Our combined legal training and experience make us the firm you want to have on your side in this situation.

We take every step possible and leave no stone unturned in order to seek a satisfactory conclusion for every client. If you’ve been accused of family violence, don’t wait—give us a call today.

Reach Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC at (214) 855-7771.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Free Case Consultations
  • Team Approach to Handling Cases
  • 40 Years of Experience
  • Tenacious Trial Attorneys
Get to Know Our Attorneys

What Clients Are Saying About Us

    Unstoppable duo! The resilience of these two lawyers is unbeatable!

    “I always try to make sure that everyone knows how stellar Hernandez & Baggett Law Firm is and how they operate for their client with 100% clarity and precision!”

    - Felix B
    You won't regret using this firm!

    “"Wow" is all I can say! So happy with the wonderful service from Shea and his team. The communication was a plus. They always kept me informed and returned calls in a timely manner. He got the job ...”

    - Adrienne E.
    When your freedom, money, and good name comes into question, I highly recommend Hernandez & Baggett.

    “The thing that sets this law firm apart from others is how clearly and respectfully they explain your options, it is the kind of wisdom that comes with experience. They have always quickly kept me informed and replied to my calls.”

    - Corey R.
    They got me the final result that I was looking for. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

    “I had a great experience with them! They helped me understand all my options and make the best choice for me.”

    - Karlee D.
    Everything was handled in the most professional and optimistic manner!

    “Right away, I knew I was in great hands. I was kept informed every step of the way. Shea is really a blessing and the whole firm is definitely dependable! I would recommend them first!”

    - Maurice W.
/

Get Started With a Free Consultation Today

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Trial lawyers Associates
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Texas Bar
  • Avvo 10.0 Personal Injury
  • Avvo 10.0 Car Accidents
  • Avvo 10.0 Criminal Defense
  • Avvo 10.0 DUI