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Accused of domestic violence? You need an advocate

We can all agree that domestic violence is not a good thing. But what many people fail to understand is that there are two sides to every story. Both parties are often equally to blame when an argument gets out of hand. Additionally, false domestic violence allegations are used far too often as a way for one parent to get the advantage in family law cases.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which means that law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Texas and the rest of the country will be taking an aggressive stand against so-called abusers. The accused will need to take swift action in order to make sure that their rights and futures are protected.

When police are called to a home because of a domestic dispute, they often feel pressured to take a party into custody and often they choose the male by default. In other cases, partners or former partners might use false allegations of abuse or mistreatment out of spite. In either situation, the allegations can ruin a person's life.

Domestic violence cases are often overcharged, but this is even more so during a month when officials are trying to make a point, such as during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are accused of domestic violence, you can't afford to risk the negative consequences that come along with a conviction, including jail time, hefty fines, a permanent criminal record and losing access to your children.

Working with an experienced law firm like the Law Office of Larry P. McDougal in Richmond, Texas, can help ensure that your side of the story is heard. The earlier you begin working with an experienced attorney, the greater the likelihood that the charges or protective order against you can be mitigated or dismissed.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can benefit from working with an experience criminal defense lawyer.

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