Domestic Violence Lawyer
A domestic violence case against you can have serious and lifelong repercussions, even if you have been wrongly or incorrectly accused.
Domestic violence lawyer Jason Trumpler can help you reach the best possible resolution if you are being charged with family violence.
Our attorney has helped many defendants in Georgetown, Austin, TX, and throughout the state protect their best interests in these matters...
Hiring a Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Help Protect Your:
Domestic violence charges can bring about restraining orders and unfavorable child custody agreements. With a restraining order against you, it can be difficult to spend time with your children and other family members. A domestic violence lawyer can examine the facts of your case and determine whether the restraining order or custody agreements are warranted.
A family violence conviction can affect your current and future job prospects because with a criminal record, it can be more difficult to obtain certain licenses, certifications, or job roles. Hiring a domestic violence attorney is the best way to ensure that your reputation remains intact and that you remain employable.
If you are convicted, your sentence can include imprisonment, probation, or a permanent criminal record. A criminal record can affect your constitutional rights, including your ability to own a firearm. A domestic violence lawyer like Jason Trumpler can examine the facts of your case and help you get your charges reduced or dismissed so that you can continue living the life you enjoy.
Are You Facing Family Violence Charges? Contact a Lawyer Today
Domestic violence lawyer Jason Trumpler has helped hundreds of clients throughout Georgetown, Austin, and Travis County, TX, protect their rights when facing domestic violence charges. He is recognized by several prestigious legal organizations, including:
- American Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Austin Bar Association
He also received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award in 2017 for his outstanding level of service. To speak to our team about your case, schedule your free consultation online or call:
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What Is Domestic Violence?
In the state of Texas, domestic assault is defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person in your household or family. A reckless act could include unintentional injury caused by the simple act of pushing someone aside. It can also include viable threats of physical harm.
According to the Texas Family Code, family violence is:
- An act of physical harm, injury, assault, or abuse by one member of a family or household that places another member in serious danger
- A threat that places a member of the family in fear of real physical harm
- Physical contact that is provocative or offensive to someone that the offender knows
- An act of sexual assault or physical contact known to be provocative or offensive (including sexual touching or invading personal space)
- Child abuse (not including the reasonable discipline of a child) including abuse in the form of physical harm, genuine threats, sexual abuse, or sexual misconduct
- Dating violence, or abuse between two individuals who have or have had a romantic or intimate relationship
Various Parties Can Be Involved in a Family Violence Case
In Texas, domestic violence is more commonly known as family violence, but it encompasses more than just family members. Domestic violence charges can also involve someone with whom you share a past or present relationship, or even an unrelated member of the household. The family members involved can include:
- Current spouses
- Former spouses
- Children of current or former spouses
- Foster children
- Foster parents
- Any person residing in the same household
- Any person with whom you have had an intimate relationship in the past
The possible consequences are the same in every case.
Mr. Trumpler Cares About You And Your Future
"Now I have not been in this situation before so while I don't have much to compare this experience to, I URGE that you read this if you are in a situation that was similar to mine, and are in desperate need of an attorney to represent you. I was given a very serious charge that would've devastated my future. Jason was super professional and treated me with the utmost respect through the entire process. He was also very honest about the nature of the situation and that the charges would potentially have implications on my future. We explored the different opportunities of the situation and I ultimately allowed Jason to handle the situation in the way that he saw proper. This resulted in my charges being dropped. Get Jason, he makes for a great lawyer who really cares about you and your future." Moodi Odat
What to Expect During Your Family Violence Case
Although every case will play out differently, family violence cases in Austin and Travis County generally follow the same timeline:
Start Building a Strong Defense Today by Calling The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler
We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, but we want to help you build a strong defense, clear your name, and maintain your quality of life. We offer free consultations for all potential clients and are available to talk about your options 24/7. Jason Trumpler has helped hundreds of clients in Austin, Georgetown, Travis County, and throughout Texas to have their charges dismissed or reduced. He can help you, too.
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Possible Charges and Consequences
A first offense of domestic assault is a class A misdemeanor, which can bring up to a year in county jail and a $4,000 fine.
A second domestic violence conviction can be a third-degree felony, which means up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and a $10,000 fine. You can be convicted of a third-degree felony regardless of whether you were arrested for or convicted of prior assault. For this reason alone, it is important to retain an attorney if you face any charge of domestic violence.
The most serious penalty for a domestic violence case in Travis County is a first-degree felony, which can carry up to 99 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Because your freedom and assets are at stake if you are convicted, you need an attorney on your side.
When determining which type of penalty they will issue, the court will consider:
- Your relationship to your accuser
- Any history of domestic violence convictions
- The nature of the alleged act of violence
Were You Defending Yourself?
It is important to note that family violence does not include any defensive acts to protect oneself. If you were accused of family violence after trying to protect yourself, contact our Austin law firm today to have the best possible chances of telling your side of the story and clearing your name.
Other Potential Defense Strategies
Lack of Injuries
Injuries are among the strongest evidence. If your accuser is unable to demonstrate that you caused any injuries, they will have a difficult time demonstrating that family violence occurred in the first place.
If the accuser demonstrates disputable or insufficient evidence, our criminal defense lawyer can highlight these deficiencies to help your case.
Ill Will from the Accuser
In some cases, the accuser presses domestic violence charges because they are seeking revenge against you. Our team will study all of the history and facts involved in your case to determine whether the accuser is filing charges to defame you or hurt you.
If both sides acted violently towards each other, our lawyer can help you build a strong case that protects your innocence.
Our domestic violence lawyer can also prove that you unintentionally or mistakenly performed an act that was deemed offensive or provocative by your accuser.
In order to prove that you are guilty, the prosecuting side will have to prove "beyond reasonable doubt" that you knowingly and willingly performed the act you are being accused of. Our team can compile the most relevant facts to build a strong defense that protects your innocence.
Other Types of Domestic Violence Cases
Besides domestic assault, there are two more serious forms of domestic violence cases:
Aggravated Domestic Assault
Aggravated domestic assault results in serious bodily injury. Use of a deadly weapon also brings an aggravated domestic assault charge, which can be a first- or second-degree felony.
If a defendant is found to have committed two domestic assaults in a 12-month period, this can bring a charge of continuous violence, a third-degree felony. However, you can be charged with a third-degree felony regardless of whether you were arrested for or convicted of prior assault. For this reason alone, it is important to seek legal counsel for any charge of domestic violence.
Benefits of Hiring a Domestic Violence Lawyer Like Jason Trumpler
Jason Trumpler is a criminal defense attorney who has assisted many clients accused of domestic violence. As a client of our Austin law firm, you get:
A Hardworking Team
You can count on our firm to work diligently and strategically to dispute state evidence and defend your freedom and reputation. Jason Trumpler can conduct an independent investigation that involves contacting and interviewing favorable witnesses to build your case.
The Best Course of Action
If the evidence weighs heavily against you, negotiating a lesser charge or deferred prosecution may be the answer. When advisable, Jason Trumpler can take the case to trial to win acquittal.
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Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
If you face domestic violence charges, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. We know that legal troubles can occur at any time of day, so we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for clients who need assistance with bail and release.
Can You Afford a Lawyer?
If you've been charged with family violence, you have a lot to lose. Without the proper defense, you run the risk of jail time, a permanent criminal record, and other lifelong repercussions.
At The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we provide reasonable, transparent fees for clients throughout Austin, Georgetown, Travis County, and the state of Texas. Depending on the specifics of your case, you can expect to pay anywhere from $3,500 to $50,000 in legal fees. To help clients clear their name, we offer flexible, budget-friendly payment plans.
"Incredibly down to Earth and Reasonable with His Prices"
"Mr. Trumpler was professional, approachable, incredibly down to earth and reasonable with his prices. He swooped in like a superhero when another firm had left me high and dry, and then helped me reach a favorable conclusion to my case in record time. 5 stars isn't enough, thank you Mr. Trumpler!" Montana B.
Austin Area Clients Can Trust Mr. Trumpler
I attended a national NCDD training seminar with Jason and am deeply impressed by his experience and knowledge as both a prosecutor and a private practice attorney. I fully and highly recommend him for anyone in the Austin, TX area facing serious charges and in need of a positive outcome.
Jason never ceases to amaze me in his work. He is well spoken and elegant in his practice. He is patient with his clients. He is absolutely worth the money. Jason is kind and caring and understanding. He listens to your story entirely and fights for you as a human. I am forever grateful to have been introduced to him and have him as a friend.
The Importance of a Strong Legal Strategy In Domestic Violence Case
In a court of law, the burden is on the defendant to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a felony has occurred. If they cannot clearly offer evidence or if their testimony can be disputed, then you may be able to avoid domestic violence charges.
From out-of-court action to jury trials, Jason Trumpler can work with you to create a strategy for your case. He has over 20 years of experience, working both as a domestic violence lawyer and a prosecutor, to lend to your legal strategy.
Contact The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler for 24/7 legal assistance in the Austin, TX, area. You can also call our law firm at:
What Are Some of the Ramifications I Might Face?
Your lawyer will aim to minimize consequences, but there are no certainties when it comes to domestic violence cases. Additionally, even if you avoid jail time, you may experience other ramifications, which is why you should choose a knowledgeable lawyer who understands prosecutors, courts, and juries.
Potential consequences include:
- Missed income due to time spent in court
- Possible dismissal from your job
- Difficulty finding a new job
- Loss of your hunting license and guns
- Potential rejections from colleges
- Protective orders
- Attending mandatory court order anger management classes
- Attending mandatory substance abuse group meetings
- Troubles finding a home or apartment to rent
- Fines causing financial stress
- Legal eviction from a shared home
- Loss of child custody
- Jail time
- Deportation if you do not possess U.S. citizenship