In Texas, there are comprehensive laws that govern how domestic abuse cases are handled and how specific forms of violence are defined. As serious as the issue of domestic abuse is, you have the right to defend yourself against domestic abuse charges you may be facing, and we are here to help.

A McKinney domestic abuse defense lawyer from Underwood Law Office may be able to help you understand the charges that you are facing and plan your defense accordingly.

Call Underwood Law Office today at (972) 535-6377 for a free consultation on your domestic abuse case with a member of our team.

Types of Domestic Abuse

There are several types of domestic abuse charges in Texas, including crimes that are committed against children, intimate partners, and members of your household.

There are multiple tiers of charges that can be levied against someone accused of domestic violence based on the nature of the violence in question, the extent of injuries or damages involved in the case, and the frequency of abuse.

Examples of Domestic Abuse

Examples of how some people suffer from domestic abuse may include:

Domestic abuse and family violence are common problems in the United States. They are estimated to affect roughly 10 million people, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The economic cost of family and domestic violence in the U.S. is estimated to be more than $12 billion every year.

Charges, Penalties, and Other Consequences of Domestic Abuse

Based on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a first, second, or third-degree felony, you may face fines of up to $10,000 and jail time that typically ranges between one and 99 years. You may also have to take courses on domestic violence or be placed under a protective order and prohibited from having any contact with the victim you are accused of abusing for a period of time.

Depending on the severity of the charges you are facing, you may suffer a wide range of issues beyond jail time and monetary penalties. You may face custody issues if you share a child with an abuse victim, you may lose your rights to own or purchase firearms, and you may face social or professional consequences as well.

Defending Domestic Abuse Charges

Facing domestic abuse charges can be a life-changing reality, but the legal team at Underwood Law Office is here to help you. A McKinney domestic abuse defense lawyer from our firm may be able to defend your case in one of the following ways:

Please contact Underwood Law Office today at (972) 535-6377 to learn more about our services in a free case review with a representative of our firm.

How Underwood Law Office May Be Able to Help You

There are many ways a McKinney domestic abuse defense lawyer from Underwood Law Office can help you. When we partner on your case, we may be able to:

Please contact Underwood Law Office today at (972) 535-6377 to discuss your case for free with a member of our team. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started working in your defense.

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