Getting arrested for or charged with domestic violence in Brownsville can upend your life. With your reputation and freedom at stake, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect your rights and your future.
Kenny Perez Law represents individuals accused of committing domestic violence in Brownsville. Contact us right away if you have been accused, investigated, arrested, or charged for a domestic violence offense in Brownsville.
What is a crime of domestic violence in Brownsville?
There is no single crime called domestic violence in Texas. Instead, any criminal act of violence against a spouse, domestic partner, child, foster child, or other members of a household can constitute a domestic violence offense under Texas statutes.
For example, domestic violence can involve:
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Terroristic threats
- Unlawful restraint/kidnapping
- Criminal damage to property
- Criminal trespassing
- Violations of protective orders
A person accused of two or more such domestic violence offenses in Brownsville in 12 months may also face charges under Texas law for committing Continuous Violence Against the Family, which is a third-degree felony.
If you face allegations or charges associated with any violent act against a member of your family or household in Brownsville, contact Kenny Perez Law immediately to protect your rights and freedoms.
Who can be accused of criminal domestic violence?
Virtually anyone involved within a family structure or intimate relationship (including dating) in Brownsville can be accused of domestic violence.
Although domestic violence accusations most typically involve allegations of wrongful conduct by a male spouse or partner against a female spouse or partner, domestic violence offenses can also involve:
- Former spouses
- Natural children
- Stepparents and stepchildren
- Foster parents and foster children
- Adopted parents and children
- Grandparents and grandchildren
- Siblings and step-siblings
- Other blood relatives such as uncles and aunts
- Any other current or former member of a household including roommates
- Dating relationships
Not all defendants of domestic violence are men, and not all victims are women. You can be accused of domestic violence regardless of your gender or the gender of the alleged victim.
Potential consequences of a criminal domestic violence conviction
A domestic violence-related conviction—an even a mere accusation—can inflict severe and life-altering consequences on you and your family.
If someone has accused you of committing a domestic violence offense, you face a risk of punishments, legal sanctions, and other consequences that can include:
- Probation and supervision
- Loss of child custody
- Property forfeiture
- Loss of immigration status/deportation
- Job loss/career harm
- Loss of reputation
The potential severity of these consequences increases if you have prior criminal convictions or if you are an undocumented immigrant.
Remember, many of the consequences above can happen to you even if you were not yet charged or convicted, which is why we urge you to contact Kenny Perez Law immediately if anyone accuses you of committing domestic violence.
Potential defenses and responses to domestic violence accusations
Just because someone accuses you of a domestic violence offense, that does not mean you have broken the law or that you deserve severe punishment. With the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney like the team at Kenny Perez Law, you can defend yourself against domestic violence charges.
We have the experience and know-how to investigate and present a wide range of potential defenses and responses to domestic violence charges in Brownsville, including:
- That your accusers have made false or exaggerated claims (i.e., that you are innocent);
- That you acted in self-defense/defense of others/defense of your property;
- That evidence is insufficient to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt;
- That law enforcement violated your constitutional rights; or
- That, under the circumstances, you only deserve a minor charge or a light sentence.
These are just some examples, of course. What matters are the facts of your case. The sooner you contact a skilled criminal defense law firm, like Kenny Perez Law, the better your chances of proving your innocence or making the strongest case possible for avoiding the worst consequences of a domestic violence conviction.
Three reasons why you need a criminal defense attorney RIGHT NOW
If you face a domestic violence accusation, you have no time to lose. You need the help of a skilled, experienced criminal defense lawyer in Brownsville immediately.
Here are three reasons why.
- First, your rights, freedom, and future are at risk. Someone is trying to build a case against you that could take away your freedom, your family, and your livelihood. The only way to slow that effort down is to have your own advocate push back and protect you from harm.
- Second, it’s extremely risky to try to speak for yourself (don’t do it!). Anything you say to try to explain or defend yourself truly can, and most likely will, be used against you by your accuser and/or law enforcement. You need a criminal defense lawyer who can speak for you and protect your constitutional right to stay silent.
- Third, if you wait to get a lawyer, it could be too late. Some of the best potential defenses and responses to a domestic violence charge in Brownsville can only get raised early in your case, before prosecutors become invested in proving your guilt. Call a lawyer immediately to give yourself the best opportunity to present the strongest defense possible.
Accused of Domestic Violence in Brownsville? Contact Kenny Perez Law Today.
Domestic violence accusations can put your entire life at risk. You need a strong advocate on your side, protecting your rights and defending your freedom, as soon as possible. Do not let another minute go by without speaking to a skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney.
Kenny Perez Law defends individuals accused of domestic violence in Brownsville. We have the resources and local knowledge to investigate your case, shield you from law enforcement, negotiate with prosecutors, and get you the best outcome possible for your situation.
We’re available 24/7 to discuss any domestic violence accusations leveled against you or your loved one. Do not wait. Contact us online or call us at (956) 544-9292 to speak with a member of our team.
Kenny Perez Law
847 E. Elizabeth Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
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