We Use Care and Discretion in Domestic Violence Cases
When the police are called out to a domestic disturbance, they are very likely to make an arrest — especially if there are physical signs of a fight or an assault.
Once arrested for domestic violence, it can be very hard to get out of the charges — help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer may greatly increase your chances of a dismissal or reduction of the charge.
Board Certified Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew J. Williams
Kingwood – Humble – Northeast Harris County
Domestic violence arrests are more complex and more serious by their very nature. In his experience, prosecutors are less likely to dismiss these cases because of the emotional and family issues associated with the allegations. Mr. Williams handle these cases with care and discretion to protect your privacy as best he can.
A Domestic Violence Arrest Can Be Life-Changing
Domestic violence prosecutions often go forward even if the alleged victim wants to drop the charges. Contrary to popular belief, it is the prosecutor who decides whether to press charges, not the victim.
Even before a conviction, a domestic violence arrest can have a life-changing impact on a family. The sooner you enlist the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, the more opportunity your advocate has to investigate the circumstances and create a strategy to obtain a positive result.
If children were present, then Child Protective Services may get involved in the case. Mr. Williams will help you protect your parental rights.
Your spouse may file a protective order or restraining order. These keep-away orders may force you to find another place to live or prevent you from seeing your children. Mr. Williams will represent you at any hearings and argue on your behalf for a less restrictive order — if one is necessary at all.
He will investigate your family history, with your permission and assistance. We will be looking for mitigating circumstances or evidence to contradict the charges.
He will do our best to prevent a conviction and the consequences that go along with it.
If a conviction is inevitable, Mr. Williams will argue strenuously for an alternative sentence such as probation or deferred adjudication.
Call for Help With a Criminal Domestic Violence Charge
Andrew J. Williams will answer urgent telephone calls 24 hours daily. Get direct help from an experienced local defense attorney.