Family violence charges in Waco
An argument can become a serious legal matter when a spouse or family member calls 911. Once law enforcement is involved, the situation can become something the alleged victim never considered. Police and prosecuting attorneys treat those accused of domestic violence very harshly. After law enforcement makes an arrest, it will be in the hands of the prosecutor to decide whether to press charges. Thomas C. West is a board certified criminal defense lawyer and former McLennan County prosecutor. His experience as prosecutor can help provide important strategy and spot weakness in the prosecution’s domestic violence case. Call him at 254-753-6437 for a free 30 minute consultation.
Arrested for domestic violence in McLennan County
Mr. West aggressively defends against family violence assault charges, and other allegations of family violence. He is prepared to aggressively defend you against all types of family violence charges, including:
- Family violence assault
- Spousal abuse
- Child abuse
- Other family violence charges
About Family Violence Offenses
Domestic violence, also referred to as family violence, is generally defined as any assault on a relative or household member. A first offense of this kind may result in imprisonment for up to 1 year and fines of up to $4,000. Repeat offenders will likely face felony charges and increased penalties, and this also applies in cases involving serious bodily injury. Domestic violence may be entirely physical in nature or may also involve emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or child endangerment.
McLennan County Family Violence Attorney
If you have been accused or charged with family violence in McLennan County, you need to call an attorney experienced handling these charges. Waco defense attorney Thomas C. West is a former prosecutor who used to bring family violence charges against Defendants. He is board-certified in Criminal Law, which is a distinction held by very few criminal defense attorneys. If you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney in Waco, call Thomas West at 254-753-6437.