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Domestic Violence Charges

A first-time conviction can result in a $4,000 fine or up to 12 months in jail. You need a criminal defense attorney experienced in contesting charges brought by the state.
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Brooks T. Harrison

Aggressive and Pragmatic Trial Lawyer

With a reputation of success in the courtroom, Brooks T. Harrison Attorneys represents working families damaged by the misconduct of others in serious personal injury cases.The causes of action we handle are diverse and have included products liability, wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, chemical exposures, maritime & railroad lawsuits, and insurance litigation from natural disasters.

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False Charges Are Very Common

In Texas, domestic violence is part of a criminal charge referred to as “family violence.” Under the Texas criminal code, family violence is an assault against a member of the accused’s household. This can be a spouse, child, or other individual who lives in the home.

Although family violence is a serious and very real crime, this area of law is also rife with false allegations. When police are called to the scene of a domestic disturbance, they often arrest first and ask questions later. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to accuse their partner of domestic violence to gain an advantage in a contested divorce or custody case. Because the law makes it easy to bring these claims with very little evidence, men are especially vulnerable to unfair accusations.

If you are wrongfully accused of domestic violence, you stand to lose much more than your reputation. A first-time conviction can result in a $4,000 fine or up to 12 months in jail. Additionally, you can permanently lose your right to own a firearm, have visitation with your children restricted, forfeit your professional license, and miss out on employment opportunities.

Only the Prosecutor Can Drop Charges

Once accused, your fate rests in the hands of the prosecutor. Texas law permits only criminal prosecutors to file or dismiss family violence cases. Even if your spouse or significant other wants to dismiss or “drop” the charges, it is not possible under state law.

This means that offenders can still be prosecuted even after an alleged victim withdraws the accusations or admits to lying to law enforcement officials. As a result, the accused often ends up feeling like the victim. When you are wrongfully accused, you need a criminal defense attorney experienced in contesting charges brought by the state.

Challenging Protective Orders

Texas law permits alleged domestic violence victims to petition the court for a protective order. Once issued, these orders prohibit the accused from having any contact with the victim. This can prevent the accused from accessing his home and, in some cases, seeing his children. If a member of your household requests a protective order, you only have 14 days to prepare a defense in your case. If you show up to the hearing unprepared, you risk having a protective order issued against you.

Federal Criminal Defense

Defended countless clients accused of federal crimes. As an experienced federal litigator, I know how to assemble an effective defense for high profile crimes.

Drug Possession

Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

White Collar Crimes

Because these types of cases are often subject to both state and federal prosecution, it is important to work with a lawyer who is comfortable defending a case at any level.

DWI Charges

A DWI Charge Can Put Your Life on Hold. A single arrest can seriously jeopardize your job, your freedom, and your reputation. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you can’t afford to delay your defense.

Why Hire Us?

Brooks T. Harrison—Attorneys at Law, PLLC has the unique ability to evaluate a case, develop a strategy, and to fight for our clients. We translate complex information into ideas that anyone can understand. We look at cases from the big picture all the way to the smallest detail and then take the facts and evidence to create a compelling story that juries understand. Call me today at (877) 402-6658 for a free consultation to discuss.

The best decision I made was hiring Brooks T. Harrison as my Lawyer. - Darlene White

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Brooks T. Harrison

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Brooks T. Harrison’s Bio With a reputation of success in the courtroom, Brooks T. Harrison Attorneys represents working families damaged by the misconduct of others in serious personal injury cases.The causes of action we handle are diverse and have included products liability, wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, chemical exposures, maritime & railroad lawsuits, and...
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