Experienced Defense For Allegations Of Assault Or Domestic Violence
An assault charge puts you on the defensive. Not only are you accused of using violence, but you may be kicked out of your own home and threatened with more legal trouble if you contact the accuser.
Call The Law Office of Perry Thomas PLLC in Llano if you have been arrested for assault, aggravated assault or domestic violence. I can help you fight the criminal charges as well as a permanent protective order.
I know how to counter assault charges. Get a free consultation at 325-939-2419.
A Former Prosecutor On Your Side
I spent many years as a prosecuting attorney before I opened my own criminal defense practice here in Hill Country. I am familiar with law enforcement procedures when someone calls 911 to report an assault or altercation. Police will typically make an arrest at the scene. A judge may issue a temporary protective order. And the district attorney will determine whether to file charges, such as:
- Simple assault (threat of violence)
- Assault and battery (physical contact)
- Aggravated assault (serious injury or use of a weapon)
- Domestic assault
- Violation of a protective order
An assault conviction could carry jail or prison time and a misdemeanor or felony criminal record. The court may mandate anger management counseling or substance abuse treatment. The person could be prevented from owning or possessing firearms.
In a domestic assault case, there will be hearing on whether to continue the temporary no-contact order as a family violence protective order. I can represent you in this proceeding to argue against a permanent protective order or for lesser restrictions.
Challenging The Narrative And The Evidence
Having been on both sides, I know how the prosecution approaches assault cases. They will err on the side of filing charges and protecting victims. My job is to counter the government’s version of events to show that the charges are false or exaggerated. For instance, does the accuser have a motive to fabricate allegations, such as revenge or advantage in a child custody dispute? Are there mitigating circumstances, such as self-defense, mutual assault or intoxication?