Assault & Family Violence
Domestic violence cases are receiving much more attention from law enforcement than they have in the past. Even allegations of emotional, verbal or sexual abuse may lead to charges. When police are called to the scene, it is likely that someone is going to get arrested. If you find yourself arrested for the assault of a loved one, you need to take immediate action. At James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience defending people charged with assault and family violence. Our lead attorney, Jim Horton, is a specialist in Criminal Law, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has handled hundreds of trials throughout the state, and he is ready to help you protect yourself against these serious accusations.
There Are Two Sides To Every Story. Yours Should Be Heard.
These cases often involve two different stories, and it is our job to find out what really happened. At our law firm, you will always meet with your lawyer to discuss your case. Once we have learned more about your situation, we immediately start preparing your defense. We interview any witnesses who were present when the event occurred, and we compare their statements with what they said at the scene. Our attorneys will also examine the reports of law enforcement to determine what factors they relied upon when they made the arrest. Penalties for a domestic violence conviction are extremely severe. You may be looking at serious jail or prison time, and, you will have to comply with no-contact orders after being released. In addition, you may lose your right to own firearms. If you have children, you may lose visitation time due to the conviction. If prosecutors are unwilling to budge from their version of events, we are not afraid to try your case in court. Our legal team has extensive experience inside the courtroom, and we are confident that we will be able to present a compelling defense on your behalf.