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Charge: Assault - State claimed client hit victim with a telephone and broke victim’s nose. However, the client was acting in self-defense.

Verdict: NOT GUILTY

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Houston Domestic Assault Defense Lawyers

In the United States, charges of striking a spouse, relative, or significant other often condemns an individual before any fair legal process can proceed. Considering that the criminal justice system has so many different complexities for both sides of a case to work through, it is a problematic sign of bias and prejudice when a person is attacked and torn down before they are even allowed to tell their side of the story. However, due to the high emotional strain, this is often the case.

For additional information regarding your rights as a defendant and what options are available for your case if you have been accused of domestic assault, contact the Houston domestic assault defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-222-0400.

Domestic Assault Considerations

There are many issues that can arise from a domestic assault case, as police handle these situations differently than other calls to minimize the possibility of violence. Additionally, the law may provide protection in some instances to give the initial reporter legal preference. The following may complicate a domestic assault defense case:

  • Carried over prejudice from falsely-filed restraining orders
  • Police interference – arresting one individual, who may not have been violent
  • Accounting for an isolated incident instead of a longer history of being abused
  • Consensual non-consent

Many cases of abuse follow specific gender lines when responders appear, often under the assumption that the male involved in the incident was their instigator or primary abuser. This obvious bias may also roll over into the courtroom, even though the actual situation is much more complicated.

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If you have been charged with domestic assault, the consequences can be extraordinarily serious. Not only is jail or probation often a component of sentencing, but additional legal penalties may be applied. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Houston domestic assault defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-222-0400 today.