Obtaining and Preventing Family Violence Protective Orders In Texas
Trusted Legal Counsel For Domestic Violence & Abuse Situations in Fort Bend County
RED ALERT: Because of a brand-new change in Texas state law (Sec. 81.001 Texas Family Code), which activates on September 1, 2023, a family violence protective order is now easier to prosecute and more difficult to defend than ever.
My experience as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense lawyer arms me with the weapons required to engage in both the defense against and the prosecution of family violence protective orders. Depending on the needs of my clients, I can effectively:
- Obtain a family violence protective order for you, thereby keeping your exes away for years, kicking them out of your homes, and taking their guns for life
- Prevent your ex from using the system to prosecute you successfully for family violence in civil court, where the burden of proof is lower on the Petitioner, but the stakes are just as high, including the removal under Federal Law of your rights under the Second Amendment to bear arms for life, as well as a host of other intrusions, burdens, embarrassments and expenses that result from a family violence protective order being placed upon you.
My over twenty years of experience combines skills honed as an Assistant District Attorney, a prosecutor, and later, for longer, as a criminal defense lawyer. It is far more strenuous to prevail with frequency as a defense attorney than it is as a prosecutor, but I have earned my stripes in battle on both sides of that fight.
So, whether you are:
- in need of a puncher to ram a protective order down your ex’s throat
- seeking a defense law authority who will weave, dodge, and misdirect your ex into losing an attempt to saddle you with a family violence protective order,
Call my office at (281) 817-8737 or complete my online form to receive a free consultation. I am here to protect your rights and provide the legal counsel you need in order to get a family violence protective order in Fort Bend County.
How New Texas Law May Affect Family Violence Protective Orders
Previously, in Texas, obtaining a family violence protective order required a high burden of proof, and it was often difficult to prosecute cases where the evidence was not clear. The new Texas state law changes all of that. Starting in 2023, the standard for obtaining a protective order will be lower, meaning more people will be able to get one.
This could be a positive thing for those who have experienced family violence and need protection from their abusers. However, it also means that those who are falsely accused of family violence may have a more difficult time defending themselves.
How The Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. Can Help
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to obtain a family violence protective order, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The process can be complicated, and you don't want to make any mistakes that could negatively impact your case. As your lawyer, I can help you gather the necessary evidence and present your case in the most compelling way possible.
On the other hand, if you have been falsely accused of family violence and are facing a protective order, you'll want to work with a lawyer who has experience defending clients in these cases. The consequences of a protective order can be serious and long-lasting, including losing your Second Amendment rights, can interfere with your ability to see your children, and can make it difficult to find housing or employment. I can help you protect your rights and ensure that you are not unfairly punished.
My over twenty years of experience combines skills honed as an Assistant District Attorney, a prosecutor, and later (and for longer) as a criminal defense lawyer. It is far more strenuous to prevail with frequency as a defense attorney than it is as a prosecutor, but I have earned my stripes in battle on both sides of that fight.
Get The Assistance You Need On Either Side of The Fight
No matter what side of a family violence protective order you find yourself on, having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side is crucial. As someone who has worked in both prosecution and defense, I understand the intricacies of these kinds of cases and can help you navigate the process as smoothly as possible. If you have questions about the new Texas state law or need help with a protective order case, don't hesitate to get in touch. Together, we can protect your rights and make sure that justice is served.
So, whether you are: in need of a puncher to ram a protective order down your ex’s throat OR seeking a defense law authority who will weave, dodge, and misdirect your ex into losing an attempt to saddle you with a family violence protective order, call me today for a free consultation.
Dial (281) 817-8737 or fill out my online form to get started. I look forward to helping you in any way that I can.
Developing the right strategy and using my connections in the legal community, I will do my best to get your case dismissed so you can move on with your life.
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