Family Violence Charges
Aggressive Defense Against Family Violence Charges
If you have been charged with an offense involving an allegation of Family Violence, you should know that it carries serious, life-changing, legal and practical consequences. You will need a smart, aggressive, Family Violence Attorney to defend you. NEIL PASK, a former Dallas County Misdemeanor Judge, Chief Felony Prosecutor at the Dallas D.A.’s office and now, a respected Criminal Defense attorney, has successfully handled hundreds of Family Violence cases. Having trained many prosecutors, Neil knows what strategies they will use to try to convict you and he can determine how to best defend you against them.
When police respond to a Family Violence call, somebody is going to jail. Put yourself in a police officer’s shoes. What happens if a police officer doesn’t make an arrest and somebody is later killed or seriously injured? A police officer is specifically given the authority to make an arrest without a warrant of a person who the peace officer has probable cause to believe has committed an offense involving Family Violence.
For that reason, it’s easy to be charged for an offense that you didn’t commit. And you’re going to wind up in court even if the alleged victim doesn’t want to press charges. This is the type of offense that you can’t afford to have on your record.
Family Violence is an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself.
Many times an individual is charged with Family Violence Assault even though they were trying to defend themselves against another’s use of force. But you do have a right to defend yourself against another’s use of unlawful force. This is true even when the other person is a member of your household. If self defense is raised by the evidence, the prosecution must disprove that a Defendant acted in self defense. If they fail to disprove self defense beyond a reasonable doubt, you’re entitled to a “not guilty” verdict.
If you are charged with a Family Violence offense, contact NEIL PASK immediately. Unlike many criminal defense attorneys you may find, Neil is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been successful in defending hundreds of clients charged with Family Violence.
After you retain Neil Pask, he will determine the best strategies to defend you and immediately begin work you your case. Many times Neil is able to get cases “no billed” in the Grand Jury prior to an indictment. That means your case could be dismissed before it ever goes to trial! Even if you were to be indicted, Neil will do everything he can to get your case dismissed or reduced.
Free Initial Consultation from a respected Dallas Family Violence Lawyer. Call 214-360-9700