Domestic Violence Defense in Waco, TX
Family Violence Defense
One of the biggest factors in domestic violence cases is the police report. The details in the report can truly determine the direction of your case. Our team can evaluate the report to formulate, or possibly answer, important questions such as if there was a body camera recording, a 911 call recorded, how recent did the victim’s injuries appear to be, what was the emotional state of the victim, and whether there were indications in the home showing signs of struggle. These and other key questions can help the defense team determine what will be the best case for the defendant.
If you are facing domestic violence, or family violence charges, a conviction could affect your freedom, professional licenses, rights to own a firearm, right to work for governmental entities, your finances, and cause long term damage to your personal and professional aspirations. You could become subject to a protective order, restraining order, or peace bond. You need an experienced attorney at your side who will fight for your right to a fair trial, work hard to try to reduce your charges or get them dismissed, and/or reach a not-guilty verdict. At Blanchard & Thomas, we make that goal our focus and work diligently to reach a favorable outcome.
Defenses in Domestic Violence Cases
There are several options to work with when building your defense in a domestic violence case, including:
Accidental injury: This involves admitting that there is an injury, but maintaining that it happened on accident, or that you caused it unintentionally.
Self-defense: This involves proving that the victim used violence against the defendant, and that the defendant merely protected him or herself.
It was not you: Proving you didn’t do the accused crime will involve determining without doubt that you were somewhere else when it happened, securing a credible alibi, or proving the injury occurred in a manner other than by violence such as a fall or a self-inflicted event.
Insufficient evidence: Your crime must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for there to be a conviction. Our experienced defense team will check for inconsistencies in reports, illegally seized evidence, or any investigative errors made by law enforcement.
Strong Defense, Trusted Lawyers
Put your defense in detail oriented, capable, and confident hands by contacting the attorneys at Blanchard & Thomas. We will examine the evidence and testimony involved with your case to build a strong defense against your domestic violence charges. Don’t trust your freedom and your livelihood to the lowest bidder, or the first person you talk to. Trust the capable, experienced, and award-winning attorneys of Blanchard & Thomas.
We play to win. While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any case, we always do our best to see that our clients come out on top. We want our clients to know without question that their success matters to us personally.
We play hard, we play fast, and we stick to the game plan. We work with every client to develop a strategy most likely to bring about their success. We work hard to ensure the strategy gives our client every advantage possible and their very best chance at success. We then implement that strategy as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We build our relationships upon a foundation of total honesty. Absolute honesty allows the client and the attorney to develop trust that will be absolutely critical to success in and out of the courtroom.
We make a commitment to communication. We begin and end many of our days communicating with clients. Our clients can count on us to return phone calls and/or e-mails within 24 to 48 hours except in emergencies or during announced absences from the office. We want our clients to know what we know and vice-versa. We want to ensure they can make informed decisions from start to finish.
While the attorney client relationship may not always result in friendship, we believe it should always result in mutual respect. We zealously advocate on our clients’ behalf whether we agree with their choices or not. We do not judge our client’s choices; we simply attempt to help them learn from them, live with them, and overcome them.
We serve at the clients’ pleasure. If for any reason whatsoever the client decides he/she is better off with a different attorney or law firm, we will respectfully and professionally do whatever we can to get the new attorney or law firm up to speed and ready to handle the case. We vow to never object to a client’s request to seek alternative counsel, and we promise to return 100% of any unearned advance payments.