As a former judge, David Hunter has witnessed many strong defense strategies and seen how clever and knowledgeable attorneys can compromise the prosecution’s assertions. With his extensive education, experience, and skills, he can build a strong, aggressive, and effective defense for you.
Our law firm is committed to helping you fight your domestic abuse case. Throughout the whole legal process, you will be working directly with Sugar Land criminal defense lawyer David Hunter, and not with a legal assistant or junior lawyer.
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Domestic violence is not always related to spousal abuse, although it makes up most of the charges. It includes violence against close individuals such as ex-spouses, roommates, relatives, children, family members, or anyone connected by an intimate relationship. It can result in action in criminal courts, civil courts, or both. Domestic violence charges can stem from a great range of abuses, including physical, emotional, and even economic abuse.
These charges can include:
- Sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Child endangerment or abuse
- Aggressive behavior, such as threatening to cause bodily harm
- Withholding access to medication or any important health resources
Facing domestic violence charges can be an overwhelming matter, and Attorney David Hunter is committed to providing the best legal representation available.
Call (281) 417-3117 for a free consultation.
I have never had someone go out of their way and treat us the way that David Kiatta did. He treated us as if we were family and he genuinely cared about helping us.
Depending on your case, you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. The difference is the severity of the criminal charges against you.
It is considered a felony if:
- There is a serious reason to believe that you intended to cause harm
- A weapon was used during the incident
- You are a repeat offender
A felony charge could gravely affect your ability to work and vote and can carry longer jail sentences and more severe punishments. David Hunter is the lawyer you need to dismiss or withstand a domestic violence accusation.
What To Do After Getting Charged
At The David Hunter Law Firm, we work hard to create an effective defense for your assault charges.
It is important to hire a lawyer immediately after getting charged. Domestic violence charges are a serious matter, and a conviction will likely remain on your criminal record. Those charges can make it difficult to find a job and establish visitation rights with your children (if you are divorced).
Don’t let a charge of domestic violence lead to additional legal and personal complications. To discuss your options, call (281) 417-3117 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Want to Plead Guilty?
You should always consult an experienced attorney before you decide to plead guilty. An attorney can assist you in many ways. We can explain what the state is offering and negotiate with them on your behalf to try to get as less severe punishment. We can also analyze your case to find any law enforcement errors or any rights of yours that may have been violated, either of which could result in the dismissal of your case. Also, pleading guilty may have consequences that affect your ability to obtain a job or continue working in certain occupations. It may also affect your immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen.
Fight for Your Rights
In order to get the story straight, we consult investigators to interview neighbors, family members, or witnesses; collect medical information; and determine the background of the alleged victim. Depending on your specific case, gathering these details may be important if you acted in self-defense or were assaulted in the past.
Too often, police arrive and arrest the boyfriend, husband, or ex-spouse under the assumption it was the male who was responsible for causing the disturbance. It is our job to ensure your side of the story is presented and the facts supporting your defense for assault are made known to the judge.
Consequences of Being Charged with Domestic Violence
After a case has concluded, there’s usually lasting consequences of getting charged with domestic assault. For example, you could be unable to seal the charge. Sealing the charge could prevent it from appearing on criminal background checks. Sealings can also help the accused avoid being prosecuted by the public because of their criminal record. When someone is charged with domestic assault, the prosecutor and judge can seal up the charge, at their discretion, upon entering a guilty plea.