Domestic violence charges can be complex, because they are typically tied to assault and family law. In many instances, domestic violence is characterized by a simple assault combined with domestic violence and protection orders as part of Texas Penal Code § 22.01(e).
Domestic violence charges can be quite alarming. But before you panic or offer any statements that can be used against you – even to the police – the best way to mitigate the risk of penalties and incarceration is to hire a qualified lawyer experienced in domestic violence matters. Hire Morgan Bourque.
As a former prosecutor, Morgan tried hundreds of domestic violence charges. Now as a leading Texas domestic violence lawyer, he continually adds to his record of successful defenses. He has demonstrated where inaccurate claims, misunderstandings and unreliable eyewitness accounts can influence charges. No matter how dire the odds may seem, Morgan often achieves favorable outcomes while representing each client with the same passion and zeal. He will work to challenge the claims at trial and have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case.
In 2016, more than 4,100 arrests were made related to domestic violence and offenses against family and children in Texas. Many of these incidents began with a miscommunication or minor argument that could have caused confusion and quickly escalated. Police are doing all they can to prevent domestic violence crimes, and if arrested, may look to make an example of you. That is why, before you take any other action, you should contact Morgan Bourque for the best possible defense strategy and representation.
When charged with domestic violence crimes, it is important to know that, according to the Texas Penal Code:
- Domestic violence assaults are commonly referred to as AFV (Assault Family Violence charges) and are linked to family and civil matters.
- Injuring or intending to injure someone not related to you – like a cohabitant or significant other – can constitute domestic violence charges.
- You may face greater penalties if a public servant or elderly individual is assaulted.
- Penalties can include lengthy prison sentences, restraining orders, thousands of dollars in fines and mandatory counseling.
Morgan’s unique experience on both sides of the courtroom puts him at the most advantageous position when he accepts a case. His connections to experts, deep skill set and knowledge enables him to anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take, and build an even stronger defense based on this insider’s perspective.
Whether you want to challenge the charges or strike a plea deal, Morgan will fight for your rights and present the options that will best ensure your future.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is the domestic violence lawyer who will provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge.
Call now to review your domestic violence case and begin establishing a successful defense.