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Houston, Texas based Domestic Violence Lawyer Defends the Accused

Get a strong Houston, Texas domestic abuse attorney on your side

Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or physically harmed another person, or whether you have been wrongfully accused or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, you will most likely be arrested for domestic violence. Texas law makes it difficult for police to not make an arrest when they are called to a domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, which is why it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and caring criminal defense attorney to defend you.

Attorney John S. Cossum has extensive experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases, which has equipped him with the skills to provide the reliable legal representation you need. From start to finish, Attorney John S. Cossum will examine the circumstances of your arrest, talk to witnesses and build an effective defense that will secure the optimal result possible against your domestic violence charge.

What is domestic violence?

In Texas, domestic violence is understood as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an dating or family relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married or related to an alleged victim in order to be charged with domestic violence – parents, stepparents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Texas:

  • Assault by Threat
  • Assault Bodily Injury, including pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
  • Aggravated Assault, including causing or threatening serious bodily injury
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Harassing – Communications, such as threatening letters or phone calls
  • Kidnapping

I work hard to defend you against criminal charges. When it is in your best interest, I help you negotiate a plea deal to avoid more serious punishment.

Experienced lawyer fighting to preserve your rights

Clients charged with domestic violence often face serious consequences:

  • Jail sentences
  • Prison sentences
  • Protective orders
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • Deportation and Loss of Residency Status
  • Inability to travel internationally to some countries
  • Lifetime ban on possessing firearms

Attorney John S. Cossum can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and prevent of minimize the consequences of such charges.

Don’t delay, contact The Law Offices of John S. Cossum today

When you have been charged with domestic violence in the state of Texas, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 713-222-6134 or contact The Law Offices of John S. Cossum online to schedule a free consultation and confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in downtown Houston and Kingwood, Texas, attorney John S. Cossum stands ready to represent you in your domestic violence case

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  • Houston Office
    440 Louisiana St
    Suite 900
    Houston, Texas 77002
    Phone: 713-222-6134
  • Kingwood Office
    1412 Stonehollow Dr
    STE B
    Kingwood , Texas 77339
    Phone: 281-359-1800
  • Phoenix Office
    2415 E. Camelback Rd.
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016
    Phone: 602-553-1175