Wrongful Charges of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious criminal charge that can have a lot of different consequences. It can harm a child custody case, limit job and apartment rental opportunities, and even limit your movement and the right to return to your own home if a judge agrees to a protective order.
Unfortunately, some people knowingly make a false charge of domestic violence just to get the upper hand in a divorce or child custody case, or to screw up a former partner's life.
I've also seen cases where a couple was engaged in a heated fight, but only one person got arrested by the police and charged with domestic violence, even if he was just defending himself. The other person walked away without any consequences and the state brought charges of domestic abuse.
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges for domestic violence or family violence, and no one's listening to your side of the story, call me. I'm criminal defense attorney Matthew Maddox of Maddox Law. I'll listen. I'll protect your rights, and I'll fight for you in court.
Defense Against Domestic Abuse & Related Charges
I've been a McKinney defense lawyer for more than 15 years and I've seen a lot of domestic violence, and assault cases. Few other criminal charges can affect so many areas of life even before you've had your day in court! It can feel like you have nowhere to turn. I'm here for you and I will fight each and every step of the way.
Emergency Protection Orders It's common for a protective order to be issued against you, even if it's not really needed. This could make your life really difficult if you have to avoid places that you go to every day like your home, child's school, or other public places.
Get me involved right away if you've been served with any type of protective order. . You may not have a chance to defend yourself in the initial hearing (usually the person being accused doesn't even know there is an emergency hearing), but we can defend your rights and in many cases have those orders denied or modified.
It Is possible to defeat protective orders. Don't give up before you try.
Stalking: You and your former partner had a life together, friends together, places you went to regularly. Just because you aren't together anymore, that doesn't mean you won't go to those places. And sometimes you're going to see each other. That's not stalking, although some people may want to claim it is.
High Conflict Divorce Cases: I represent clients in high-conflict divorce cases, the kind where false charges of domestic abuse might be made.
Call a Protective Order Defense Attorney
I have more than 15 years of criminal defense experience. I believe in an aggressive defense and I aim to win. For help ending your ordeal, call my law office in McKinney, Texas, at 972-546-2496 or contact me online.