Seeking Fair Judgments In Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence, otherwise referred to as family violence in Texas, is defined as an act of violence against another family or household member. This means everyone from a spouse to a roommate who suffers physical injury, assault or threat of harm can file charges for domestic violence.

Defense against such a serious offense requires skilled advocacy that protects a defendant's rights and raises doubts about the alleged victim's allegations. At Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law, in Temple, Texas, we are willing to take on this challenge to help people facing domestic violence charges in Bell County and throughout Central Texas.

There are two sides to every story. Tell yours with help from our tenacious and experienced criminal defense lawyers.

The Effect Charges Have On Family Law Cases

Even allegations of domestic violence can create major problems for individuals in Texas who are married or have children. Under the Texas Family Code, family violence is grounds for divorce and can lead to restraining orders as well as the expedition of dissolution proceedings.

In child custody cases, a parent could lose their parental rights, visitation rights or custody of their child because a family law judge sees domestic violence charges as being against the child's best interests.

Experience In Defense And Clearing A Criminal Record

Whether you're facing a domestic violence offense or charges for assault, you need an attorney who not only knows the system and can defend your rights during an investigation, but someone who can help you clear your record if you qualify for expunction or non-disclosure.

Were the domestic abuse charges against you dismissed or were you acquitted of the crime? You may be able to get your record expunged or sealed with help from Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law.

For 16 years, attorney Patrick J. Ridley worked as County Attorney for Bell County. His decades of experience as a licensed criminal defense lawyer and unique background as a county attorney give his clients benefits they might not get at other firms.

Don't Hesitate To Give Us A Call

If you're facing family violence or assault charges, it's important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.

To learn more about your rights and possible defense strategies, schedule an initial consultation with our team of experienced lawyers. Contact our office in Temple at 254-773-9081 or through our online contact form.