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TexasDomestic Violence Lawyers in Texas

While assault, battery and threats of violence are already illegal in Texas, the penalties and collateral consequences are more serious when the crime occurs between two people related by blood or marriage or who were previously in a romantic relationship.


The designation of a domestic relationship is usually defined to include a boyfriend and girlfriend, a husband and wife, gay or lesbian couples, a mother and father who have a child in common, or family members closely related by blood or marriage (particularly parents, children and siblings).


Many domestic violence cases also involve filing for a petition for protection (often called a "restraining order" or "injunction") against domestic violence.


Criminal charges can follow an allegation of a violation of an injunction for domestic violence. Related charges include stalking, cyberstalking and harassment.

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Gerald Harris Goldstein

Gerald Harris Goldstein
Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr
310 S St Mary's St 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
Gerald "Gerry" Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer. His high-profile clients have included a U.S. Congressma... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Life Member,
Past President (1994-1995)
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Lifetime Member,
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Gerald Harris Goldstein
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Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
Cynthia Eva Orr is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She is double Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appell... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Life Member,
Past President (2009-2010)
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Texas Bar College
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Member
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Founding Member,
Past President (1999)
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Member,
Past President (2003)

Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett
The Law Office of Kevin Bennett
1411 West Ave Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Call 512-476-4626
Kevin Bennett is committed to guiding his clients through the legal process with as little stress as possible.... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Kevin Bennett
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kevin Bennett
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
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National College for DUI Defense
Kevin Bennett
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
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Matt Horak

Matt Horak
Horak Law
1790 Hughes Landing Blvd #400
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Call 713-225-8000
Matt Horak has been practicing criminal law in Texas for more than a decade. He began his career as a former Assistant District Attorney for... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Matt Horak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Matt Horak
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National College for DUI Defense
Matt Horak
Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Matt Horak
Member,
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Matt Horak
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David B Sloane

David B Sloane
Law Offices of David Sloane
933 West Weatherford Street suite 220
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Call 817-810-0088
100% focus on marijuana highway interdiction cases... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
David B Sloane
Lifetime Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
David B Sloane
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David B Sloane
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Marco Gonzalez

Marco Gonzalez
The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC
8876 Gulf Freeway #420
Houston, TX 77017
Call 832-530-4070
Devoted to fighting for the legal rights of others.... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Marco Gonzalez
Member
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Marco Gonzalez
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Ricardo N. Gonzalez

Ricardo N. Gonzalez
The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC
8876 Gulf Freeway #420
Houston, TX 77017
Call 832-530-4070
Over 30 years of experience in Texas law... read more >

Kevin Michael Acevedo-Carlson

Kevin Michael Acevedo-Carlson
The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC
8876 Gulf Fwy #420
Houston, TX 77017
Call 832-530-4070
Kevin Acevedo has ample experience as a trial lawyer, focusing principally in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, construction law, ... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Michael Acevedo-Carlson
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Elizabeth F. Wiggins

Elizabeth F. Wiggins
Law Office of Michael J. Price
310 South Austin Avenue #100
Georgetown, TX 78626
Call 512-354-1880
Diligence. Dedication. Defense.... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Elizabeth F. Wiggins
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Elizabeth F. Wiggins
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Brian A. Benken

Brian A. Benken
Benken Law
3515 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004
Call 713-223-4051
Licensed private investigator and esteemed criminal defense attorney serving Harris County.... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Brian A. Benken
Member

John T. Hunter

John T. Hunter
Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
John T. Hunter is an assertive and focused attorney. He has recently joined Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley as an Associate Attorney, where he... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
John T. Hunter
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
John T. Hunter
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
John T. Hunter
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
John T. Hunter
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Jonathan Gracia

Jonathan Gracia
The Gracia Law Firm
932 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Call 956-504-2211
Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Brownsville who also serves as a Justice of the Peace in Cameron County. Not ... read more >

Abasi Daudi Major

Abasi Daudi Major
Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr
310 S St Mary's St Ste 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
Abasi Daudi Major began his criminal defense career learning under the tutelage of Cynthia E. Orr and Gerald H. Goldstein. As a clerk, he wo... read more >

Sean Robert Evans

Sean Robert Evans
Evans & Powell, PLLC.
430 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
Call 713-622-2000
Sean Evans is a criminal defense attorney in Houston and Conroe who grew up just east of Houston in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Prior to co-foundin... read more >
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Sean Robert Evans
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Greg Torres

Greg Torres
Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC
15851 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Call 972-972-8869
The Law Offices of David Sloane is the premier marijuana defense firm defending Felony Highway Interdiction cases statewide, including the T... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Greg Torres
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Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy
Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C.
402 Main St., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 20 years, Doug Murphy is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law ... read more >

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr.

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr.
Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP
2600 State St.
Dallas, TX 75204
Licensed for 29 years, Franklyn Mickelsen Jr. is a Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Georgetown University L... read more >

Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Stephen Lyle Hamilton
HamiltonGrant PC
812 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Licensed for 21 years, Stephen Lyle Hamilton is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Oklahoma City Univers... read more >

Edward A Mallett

Edward A Mallett
Mallett Saper Berg, LLP
4306 Yoakum Blvd Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 49 years, Edward A Mallett is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Mark Ryan Thiessen

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Thiessen Law Firm
1221 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 16 years, Mark Ryan Thiessen is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of La... read more >

Martin LeNoir

Martin LeNoir
The Law Offices of Martin LeNoir
3300 Oak Lawn Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219
Licensed for 42 years, Martin LeNoir is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Cody Lee Cofer

Cody Lee Cofer
COFER LUSTER LAW FIRM, PC
300 Burnett St., Suite 130 Suite 130
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Licensed for 11 years, Cody Lee Cofer is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

John J.
The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
115 E. Travis Street Suite 746
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 24 years, John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr. is a Sex Crimes and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of La... read more >

Jordan E. Lewis

Jordan E. Lewis
Flood Lewis & Associates, Inc.
2019 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
Licensed for 11 years, Jordan E. Lewis is a Marijuana Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Houston Law C... read more >

Lydia Clay-Jackson

Lydia Clay-Jackson
The Law Office of L. Clay-Jackson, P.L.L.C.
504 West Lewis Street
Conroe, TX 77301
Licensed for 34 years, Lydia Clay-Jackson is a Federal Crimes and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Tad A Nelson

Tad A Nelson
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates
1221 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 28 years, Tad A Nelson is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley ... read more >

James Christopher Abel

James Christopher Abel
Law Office of Christopher Abel
4315 Windsor Centre Trl Suite 300
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Licensed for 15 years, James Christopher Abel is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >

Michael J. Brown

Michael J. Brown
Michael J. Brown, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
123 North 6th Street
alpine, TX 79830
Licensed for 50 years, Michael J. Brown is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Texas... read more >

Grant Matthew Scheiner

Grant Matthew Scheiner
Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
2211 Norfolk St Suite 735
Houston, TX 77098
Licensed for 27 years, Grant Matthew Scheiner is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston... read more >

Bruce Edward Anton

Bruce Edward Anton
Sorrels, Udashen, & Anton
2311 Cedar Springs Rd Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 40 years, Bruce Edward Anton is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

William Bradford Mange

William Bradford Mange
600 W 13th St
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 33 years, William Bradford Mange is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended The University of Te... read more >

John Hunter Smith

John Hunter Smith
Wynne & Smith
707 W Washington St
Sherman, TX 75092
Licensed for 18 years, John Hunter Smith is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas A&M University School ... read more >

Mary Elizabeth Conn

Mary Elizabeth Conn
Mary E. Conn & Associates
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 34 years, Mary Elizabeth Conn is a Drug Crimes and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Frank C. Powell

Frank C. Powell
Evans & Powell, PLLC
430 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
Frank C. Powell is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Appellate Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Wessley T Ball

Wessley T Ball
Ball & Hase, P.C.
4025 Woodland Park Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 39 years, Wessley T Ball is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Wayne T Hill

Wayne T Hill
Hill Law Firm
4615 Southwest Fwy #600
Houston, TX 77027
Licensed for 41 years, Wayne T Hill is a Juvenile Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Mark W Bennett

Mark W Bennett
Bennett & Bennett, Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers
917 Franklin St FL 4
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 24 years, Mark W Bennett is a Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Neal Andrew Davis

Neal Andrew Davis
Neal Davis Law Firm, PLLC
1545 Heights Blvd Suite 700
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 20 years, Neal Andrew Davis is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Deandra Michelle Grant

Deandra Michelle Grant
Hamilton Grant
800 East Campbell Road, Suite 110
Richardson, TX 75081
Licensed for 26 years, Deandra Michelle Grant is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida... read more >

Larry Prater McDougal

Larry Prater McDougal
Law Office of Larry P. McDougal
809 Houston St
Richmond, TX 77469
Licensed for 29 years, Larry Prater McDougal is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Steven Todd Jumes

Steven Todd Jumes
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76028
Licensed for 23 years, Steven Todd Jumes is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended White Collar Investigation and Legal T... read more >

Jeremy Frederick Rosenthal

Jeremy Frederick Rosenthal
4500 Eldorado Pkwy Suite 3100
McKinney, TX 75070
Licensed for 18 years, Jeremy Frederick Rosenthal is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School... read more >

Kevin Lloyd Collins

Kevin Lloyd Collins
600 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 29 years, Kevin Lloyd Collins is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of ... read more >

James Gary Sullivan

James Gary Sullivan
James Sullivan and Associates
12345 Jones Rd., Suite 288
Houston, TX 77070
James Gary Sullivan is a Personal Injury and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

John Stillman Butler

John Stillman Butler
Law Office of John S. Butler
700 Lavaca Street Suite 1400
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 27 years, John Stillman Butler is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Patrick Karl Short

Patrick Karl Short
The Law Firm of Patrick Short
603 White Hills Dr
Rockwall, TX 75087
Licensed for 35 years, Patrick Karl Short is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Greg Gladden

Greg Gladden
Law Office of Greg Gladden
3017 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009
Licensed for 41 years, Greg Gladden is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Sout... read more >

Joseph Francis Hoelscher II

Joseph Francis Hoelscher II
Hoelscher Law Office
3030 Nacogdoches Suite 222G
San Antonio, TX 78217
Licensed for 12 years, Joseph Francis Hoelscher II is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Baylor Universi... read more >

Eric J. Benavides

Eric J. Benavides
Benavides & Serrano, PLLC
2180 North Loop West STE: 310
Houston, TX 77018
Licensed for 11 years, Eric J. Benavides is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University Scho... read more >

Paul Saputo

Paul Saputo
Saputo Law Firm
1320 Griffin St. East
Dallas, TX 75215
Licensed for 7 years, Paul Saputo is a Seal or Expunge Criminal Record and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Duke Law School... read more >
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