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Resolving Issues Of Family Violence

If the police have been called to your house because of alleged domestic violence, someone is going to jail. The Texas criminal justice system has no tolerance when it comes to domestic violence of a spouse, partner or girlfriend. In most cases, the state will pursue an assault or family violence case against you.

If you or your loved one has been charged with family violence or assault, you need a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer capable of skillfully handling your case all the way through to trial.

Houston criminal defense lawyer John M. Petruzzi is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Call 713-581-1789 or 888-386-4503 to arrange a free, confidential appointment at your convenience to discuss your criminal law matter. You may also contact us online.

In Harris County, Texas, a special division of the district attorney's office handles family violence legal matters and deals with protective orders and spousal abuse issues. Mr. Petruzzi is knowledgeable about the practices and procedures within the courts in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County and Galveston County and other Texas counties; he served for many years as a Harris County Assistant District Attorney and as a former chief prosecutor in Texas felony court.

You Are Better Off Hiring An Attorney Early In Your Case

The earlier you retain the services of an attorney, the easier it will be to potentially get the case dismissed. This would be the goal in any family violence charges or assault matter. Mr. Petruzzi is an excellent communicator who negotiates swiftly and amiably with the various family violence professionals involved. He will present your side of the story in a compelling and persuasive manner, and if you go to trial, he will aggressively defend you. Key questions may include:

  • Was the act a question of self-defense?
  • Has the complaining witness recanted the story?
  • What extenuating circumstances led to the family violence charge?
  • Do you need help controlling your emotions?
  • Has there been undue stress in your family and professional life?
  • Have you ever been in trouble with the law before?

We Fight Knowledgeably For You: Contact An Experienced Attorney

Call today at 713-581-1789 or toll free at 888-386-4503 to arrange a free initial consultation at our Houston law office. You will find an attorney and a team of friendly, accessible staff ready and welcoming. Send us a confidential email.