Series Wrap Up – Domestic Violence Cases in Georgetown, Texas
This is the conclusion of our series on the handling of domestic violence cases in Georgetown, Texas. We’ve covered a number of topics over our last several posts. The most important point we wish to get across to those facing such charges is that the matter should be taken seriously. A conviction for domestic violence, even a first offense, can result in the loss of one’s freedom, loss of the right to carry a firearm, financial penalties, and a permanent criminal record. If you have been charged then it is crucial that you speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to Georgetown, we service the surrounding communities of Austin, Bartlett, Cedar Park, Florence, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Taylor, Thrall, and Weir.
We have looked at a number of topics as part of this series. Subjects we have covered include:
- What happens after one has been arrested for domestic violence
- What to know if an order of protection is filed against you
- Steps a criminal defense attorney can take to defend your domestic violence case
- Why false domestic violence claims occur and how to deal with them
- Special deals that may be available to first time offenders
- Long-term ramifications of a domestic violence conviction
These are all serious questions which confront central Texas residents on a regular basis. It is important to understand that, once you have been arrested, you are facing a criminal charge and your situation is no longer a “private matter” between two people. After the arrest you can expect an order of protection to be put in place and it is crucial that you do not violate it. You should speak with an attorney immediately and counsel will take steps to investigate the situation, determine your defenses, and advise you on the best strategy going forward.
Our attorneys regularly handle such cases in both the Georgetown and Austin areas. The most common mistake we see from those facing domestic violence charges is that they feel the matter is not on the level of other offenses – such as drug charges or white collar crimes. At your initial consultation we will explain the ramifications of the situation you are facing and assist you with evaluating your options. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation.