If you receive a charge for domestic violence in Texas, you likely know that you face serious accusations that deserve close attention and effort by all parties involved. Depending on the circumstances of your charges, you may feel surprised or confused at the allegations and assumed events. In some cases, the alleged victim may choose not to testify during legal proceedings for one reason or another. But if the supposed victim doesn’t speak or refuses to testify, does that change the potential consequences and convictions?
Texas law can be complicated, but you don’t need to handle your legal matters alone. A domestic violence defense attorney from Sophia Martinez Law can help you manage stressors and navigate through each step of the legal process. We speak English and Spanish and have over 25 years of legal experience in criminal defense law. We proudly serve clients all over Texas, and we can offer you valuable support by giving you access to our helpful resources and strategies.
Can You Be Convicted for Texas Domestic Violence if the Victim Refuses to Testify?
Generally, domestic violence victims are expected to testify about their experiences during court trials and other legal proceedings. In some cases, a lawyer may attempt to force or compel them to speak on their experiences, but this is not always an excellent approach. In some cases, lawyers cannot compel their witnesses to speak. This can result in a very scared or angry victim, resulting in erratic and emotionally loaded answers rather than factual responses.
While having an alleged victim testify is generally expected, the individual doesn’t need to speak to make a conviction. There may be a guilty ruling if there is enough evidence, including video, audio, photos, documents, or other relevant information. Because a testimony is not always necessary, we recommend working with a lawyer to bolster your arguments and point of view. Your lawyer can help disprove supposed proof, cross-examine, and speak on your behalf.
What Makes Sophia Martinez Law in Texas the Right Domestic Violence Law Firm for You?
In addition to our extensive experience and understanding of criminal defense law, Sophia Martinez Law is proud to set itself apart from its competitors. We dedicate ourselves to creating a comfortable environment, allowing our clients to feel safe, heard, and understood. Because of our dedication, we speak both English and Spanish, prioritize compassion and empathy in our approach, and aim to provide you with tailored information.
Sophia has significant trial experience, which allows her to represent you around government officials and legal representatives. If you need assistance with your legal matters, including domestic or family violence charges, she can provide you with valuable service. We encourage you to get in touch with her as soon as possible, as this can help us improve your odds of success even further.
If You Have Been Charged With Domestic Violence in Texas, a Lawyer From Sophia Martinez Law Can Help
Facing domestic violence charges in Texas can be challenging, but you will likely benefit from speaking with a lawyer from Sophia Martinez Law if you want assistance. Attorney Sophia C. Martinez, a former family violence prosecutor and defense attorney with over 25 years of experience, speaks English and Spanish. We want to prioritize your comfort and success, so we welcome you to reach out.
Former Assistant District Attorney Martinez has the beneficial knowledge, resources, strategies, and other tools to assist you with your case. You can contact us by calling (210) 226-3000 or completing the contact form on our website. We have a track record of successfully reducing penalties for our clients, bringing them the excellent results they need and deserve. We look forward to speaking with you and learning more about how we can best protect your rights.