Domestic & Assault Family Violence
Domestic violence allegations in Texas can carry serious consequences. A simple slap or even a push in the heat of the moment can result in a criminal charge and other far reaching effects. The only effect that the State has to show is physical pain. There is no requirement of hospitalization or even visible injury.
Most people expect a police officer to evaluate a situation and decide if both persons are at fault. But many law enforcement agencies adopt more of a “someone is going to jail if 911 is called” approach to domestic violence. To further complicate matters, many district attorney’s offices have policies to proceed forward with domestic violence cases even when the alleged victim has asked for the case to be dismissed.
A FORMER CHIEF PROSECUTOR ON YOUR SIDE
Having served as the chief prosecutor in Denton County’s only family violence court, John Rentz has specific knowledge and experience in dealing with domestic assault allegations and what you might face when going to court or trial on one in Denton County. You need that knowledge on your side.
We know that rarely is a heated domestic issue one sided. There are possible self-defense claims, false allegations for positioning in a divorce or child custody suit or exaggerations brought on by an emotional dispute. All of these issues can be fully discussed when you contact us for a free consultation.
LIFE AFTER YOUR CRIMINAL CASE
At the Law Offices of John C. Rentz, P.C., we don’t believe in just addressing your current charges. We want to help you avoid further pitfalls in your future. Whether that is family or couples counseling or a referral to a good family lawyer, we are ready to help you move forward with your life.
Know The Charges You Face
A Domestic Violence conviction can lead to the following consequences:
- A second allegation can be charged as a felony
- Federal and State limits placed on your right to bear arms
- Impacts your ability to get a concealed handgun license