Fort Worth Domestic Assault Attorney

Representing Charges of Family Violence

Have you been arrested for family violence or assault? If so, it is imperative that you gain outstanding defense in Texas from a Fort Worth family assault defense lawyer. At the office of Jerry Loftin & Associates, we have more than 65 years of combined experience representing clients who have been accused of serious criminal charges.

We work to get penalties lowered and charges dismissed in order to save you from the crippling consequences of a conviction. The penalties for a domestic assault can be extremely severe and you could be facing large fines, prison time, mandatory counseling, and a protective order that prevents you from seeing your family.

Providing You with Aggressive Defense

We understand exactly what is at stake when you are faced with this type of accusation. You should not feel alone during this difficult time and with our home you do not have to try to defend yourself. We know exactly what it takes to fight this type of serious charge, using our experience and resources to your advantage.

Cases of assault and family violence may include accusations of:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Misdemeanor assault
  • Terroristic threats
  • Felony assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Harassment or stalking
  • Death threats
  • Child abuse

Is Assault on a Family Member a Felony in Texas?

In Texas, assault on a family member is a serious offense. Generally, domestic violence is treated as a class A misdemeanor, it could be enhanced to a felony if you have a previous domestic assault charge. Assault on a family member includes anyone who lives with you, anyone you’re related to by law or blood, and anyone you have a romantic relationship with. Any physical contact can be counted as assault, even if it caused no harm. It is also considered assault if you threaten to harm someone, even if there was no physical contact that occurred.

How can a Domestic Violence Case be Dismissed in Texas?

A domestic violence case can be dismissed in Texas by having the victim doing the following:

  • Talk to the prosecutor directly. Only the prosecutor can drop the charges, not the victim but the prosecutor will still listen if the victim wants to drop the charges

  • Give testimony in favor of the defendant. During the case, the victim can recant their testimony to show that they want the charges dropped.

  • Stay calm and find professional help. A psychological assessment can be used as evidence to show that the alleged victim has not been subject to any severe domestic violence.

Fighting Your Daunting Criminal Charges

We know that if you are facing a family violence or assault charge, you are not only facing immediate consequences, but you could be prevented from returning to your home or seeing your family. Receiving a no contact order is a very serious matter which our Fort Worth family assault attorneys do not take lightly. We are also the only firm in the area that is also a bail bonds agency, giving us the ability to secure a jail release bond for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you want to discuss your case, contact us now at (817) 429-2000 for a free case consultation!

Our mission:

A balance between challenge and luck. The harder we work, the luckier we are.

- Jerry Loftin