No area of criminal law results from false allegations more than domestic violence. False allegations of domestic violence are common when people are going through a divorce, a child custody dispute, or some other type of domestic relations dispute. People often fabricate these types of charges as they think it is a way to improve their standing in a family law matter. A conviction for domestic violence will devastate your standing in many aspects of life. It can hurt your chances of having custody of a child, of ever being able to own a firearm, and can lead to restriction of many other rights. Call our office today if you are a Houston resident charged with battery constituting domestic violence.
Aggressive defense for Houston and Harris County residents charged with domestic violence
Domestic violence occurs when one commits battery against another person with whom they have a domestic relationship. Such cases can range from a misdemeanor charge to being a major felony, depending on the circumstances. Prosecution of domestic violence charges are handled by a special unit within the District Attorney’s office. There is a misperception that once charges have been filed the person who reported the alleged violence can “drop” the case – this is not accurate. Once charges have been filed the decision as to whether or not there will be a prosecution is entirely up to the District Attorney and not the victim. If you are facing allegations of domestic violence then it is important you contact an attorney immediately.
Houston criminal defense lawyer Shamim Ebrahimi represents residents of Houston and Harris County against domestic violence charges. Shamim will handle each stage of your case, from your bail hearing to your trial. Once retained Shamim will begin an investigation of the case including interviewing all relevant witnesses, viewing the scene of the alleged incident, and determining what other investigation is necessary to fuel your defense. As Shamim handles all matters in his office personally, it will be him handling your case and not an associate or paralegal. Contact Shamim online or by telephone today to schedule your initial consultation.
Houston attorney who will properly handle your domestic violence charges
It is important that your domestic violence charge be handled appropriately from the beginning. You need an attorney who understands the process to ensure that this happens. If you are charged with a misdemeanor then your case will proceed in County Court. If you are indicted for a felony then your case will proceed in District Court. Shamim has experience in each of these settings and will guide you through each step of the process. Contact Shamim today.
It is also common for people previously convicted of domestic violence to be moving on with their lives. In such a circumstance is may be necessary to clear or seal your Texas criminal record. Shamim is able to help you in this area as well.