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Domestic violence is typically a defined as physical, psychological, sexual, or economic abuse against a family member or romantic partner. Relationships that can cause a crime to be characterized as domestic violence include current or former spouses, parents of a mutual child, domestic partners whether they are heterosexual or same-sex, dating partners, parent/child, and persons living in the same household such as roommates. Call the Law Office of Shahin Zamir at 713-223-8900.
If convicted of a domestic violence crime, the penalties are severe and can change your life. Penalties include incarceration, probation, fines, and mandatory counseling or anger management classes. Additionally, your second amendment right to own or possess a firearm may also be in jeopardy upon conviction. If you or a loved one has been charged with a Houston domestic violence related offense, it is imperative to contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney like Shahin Zamir to represent you and protect your rights.
There are a wide variety of crimes that can fall under family violence law. Some of the most common of these crimes are:
At the Law Office of Shahin Zamir, we have a variety of defense strategies at our disposal to ensure that you are treated as fairly as possible by an often biased legal system. We will sometimes suggest that you enroll in counseling or anger management which will show the state that you are actively seeking help on your own. Our attorneys are successful at obtaining probation or deferred sentences, which keeps many of our clients out of jail.
Other methods can result in a complete dismissal of charges. Many times, spouses that are separated or divorcing may fabricate accusations of violence in an attempt to influence child custody judgments. These stories often fall apart at the seams when challenged by a skilled attorney. If you are still married, charges will often be dropped if the only direct evidence is the testimony of the victim. Spouses may not be compelled to testify against current spouses, even under subpoena.
No matter what the domestic situation is that you have become involved in, you should seek legal counsel immediately to begin your defense. The Law Office of Shahin Zamir has the experience to protect your rights and freedom against these serious charges. Call 713-223-8900 for a free consultation.