Can My Wife or Partner Drop Domestic Violence Charges?
Honest Counsel from Our Denton County Attorneys
Often in the heat of an argument, a husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend
will call law enforcement because they don't know where else to turn
to bring calm to a domestic situation. They may not realize that this
can result in domestic abuse charges being filed by the state.
Calling law enforcement sets off a series of events that are no longer
under the control of the two people in the relationship:
- An arrest will be made
- Bail will be set (often high) and a no-contact order will be issued
- The accused person will not be able to return home
- Family life and children will be affected
Schedule your free case evaluation today. Call (940) 580-2899.
Dropping Charges: The State's Decision–Not Your Spouse's
Once the situation has calmed down, it's common for the "victim"
to want to drop the charges and try to get family life back to normal.
Unfortunately, the decision is no longer in her (or his) hands. Domestic
assault charges (family violence) are filed by the state of Texas, and
in nearly every case the prosecutor will refuse to drop the charges.
The reason domestic assault charges are brought by the state is to protect
a battered spouse from being bullied into changing her or his story. The
unfortunate result of this policy is that sometimes innocent people are
arrested, jailed, and kept away from their families.
Speak with our firm. Call (940) 580-2899 today!
Our Denton County domestic violence defense lawyers at the Law Offices
of Tim Powers can help you understand the criminal process in Texas domestic
violence cases. In many cases we have been successful in stopping charges
from being filed, or getting charges dropped or reduced. This requires
We handle many domestic violence cases. It's one of the primary focus
areas of our firm. We understand that couples are seeking, above all else,
to stop violent confrontations and resolve their conflicts. We always
endeavor to protect all members of the family. We have helped many families
piece their lives back together after the shock of prosecution.
When the stakes are high, put our defense team at the Law Offices of Tim
Powers on your side. We have worked out many charge dismissals, reductions,
and acquittals at trial.
Contact our Denton County law office.