Most assault charges involve family members or conflicts in dating relationships. Emotions run high, things are said and done (often by both parties), the police are called, and from that point forward a conflict that might have been resolved in counseling becomes a criminal case.
At the Houston law office of Stradley, Chernoff & Alford, our defense lawyers have many years of experience representing people charged with domestic violence, family assault, battery, or other assault charges. In fact, family violence is one of the major focus areas of our firm.
The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be far-reaching. Get immediate legal help. Has your partner filed for a protective order? We will defend you in court before the protective order becomes permanent. Contact our Houston law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 713-222-9141.
Our team of former prosecutors and former DA's are all board-certified specialists in criminal law, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We fight to protect our clients at every stage from the prosecution team working to convict you.
The Houston assault lawyers at Stradley, Chernoff & Alford, defend people facing 1st- or 2nd-degree felony or misdemeanor assault charges, including:
Because of numerous very public trials involving wife-beating celebrities, there appears to be a zero tolerance policy toward family assault. A call to 911 sets a series of events in motion that are quickly outside of the control of the people engaged in the dispute. Because most people charged with domestic assault have seldom or never had a previous criminal charge, they don't understand what will happen after a call is made to the police.
One of the common consequences of an assault charge is a temporary or permanent restraining order. A protective order will bar you from living in your home, from freely visiting your children, and from being in locations where you and your partner previously socialized.
An assault conviction will be on your criminal record and can interfere with finding employment or getting security clear for a job, getting an apartment, and will prevent you from legally owning a gun or hunting rifle.
At Stradley, Chernoff & Alford, we will thoroughly investigate and prepare your case for trial—and fight hard to protect your rights, your freedom, and your family. For sound advice and defense after an assault or domestic violence arrest, contact the experienced Houston, Texas assault lawyers.
For more information visit our domestic violence section.