Williamson County Assault Defense Attorney Serving Clients throughout Central Texas
No police department or prosecutor's office wants to be accused of ignoring domestic violence. Unfortunately, this often means that people who should never have been charged with a crime end up facing protective orders and criminal accusations.
Anytime you are accused of family violence in Central Texas, Attorney C. Matthew Shanks will zealously advocate on your behalf. As a former Williamson County prosecutor, he has experience on both sides of domestic violence cases. He will put all of his experience to work defending you. Call 512-795-4165 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation.
The Importance of an Experienced Defense Attorney
What began as a heated argument can quickly turn into family violence charges in Texas. The law does not always consider many aspects of the situation. It is important that your defense lawyer ensures that the prosecutor is provided the entire story and not only what the alleged victim told the police.
Also, a family violence finding can have drastic implications: an affirmative finding of family violence can increase a misdemeanor to a felony offense or take away your right to legally possess a firearm.
Often times the first step in your defense is handling the protective order. Even if the alleged victim did not ask for a protective order, the magistrate, on his own, may have decided to put a protective order in place. It is important to understand and comply with a protective order while it is in place to avoid further criminal charges. Mr. Shanks will take the time to understand your situation and work to negotiate a favorable outcome for you or take your case to trial.
Domestic Violence and Family Law
When the police are called because of a domestic disturbance, a charge is often filed. If you are in the middle of a divorce or child custody dispute, family violence charges can seriously hurt your family law case.
Attorney Shanks works closely with family law attorneys in Williamson County. He will take care of the criminal defense so that you can focus on a brighter future for your family.
Schedule a Time to Discuss Your Concerns
If you or someone you care about has been charged with domestic violence in Williamson County, call 512-795-4165 or contact attorney Matt Shanks online to schedule a free consultation. He will explain the defense process and work diligently to protect your rights in negotiation and in the courtroom.
Located across on Cypress Creek Road between 183 and Lakeline Boulevard, his office is open Monday - Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Fridays from 9 am to noon. Evening appointments and jail visits are available upon request.