Unlawful Restraint

Unlawful Restraint

Kidnapping and Unlawful Restraint Defense in Texas

At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I advocate vigorously for my clients against all types of restraint and assault charges. As a former prosecutor, I have an extensive understanding of many criminal charges that can accompany unlawful restraint, including:

I can also assist you in obtaining or defending against an order for protection. Temporary orders can be obtained rather quickly and without you even being present in court to challenge the request, and they have the capacity to affect your rights tremendously if you do not fight to have them removed.

Penalties for a Conviction

When I represent a client on charges of unlawful restraint, I work diligently to gather all available evidence in the case. I talk to witnesses to obtain testimony and seek to target the credibility of the alleged victim. Many charges of this type of based on unlawful restraint. Together, you and I will work to avoid the penalties associated with these charges, which can include:

  • Monetary fines
  • Jail time
  • Prison
  • Community service
  • Probation

I will utilize each and every resource I have at my disposal to protect your rights in and out of the courtroom. With my background as a former prosecutor for the state of Texas, I know where to look for faults in the case against you. This understanding often makes it possible for me to file a motion to have the charges dismissed or to secure a full exoneration at trial. Even in cases where it is impossible to clear my client's name, I can frequently use my relationship with local prosecutors to negotiate an acceptable plea bargain for my client. There are many ways to approach charges such as yours, but the first step is to hire legal representation and begin working on a strategy for the case. Contact me now!

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