Domestic Violence Attorney

Imagine this situation: The police are dispatched to a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, the police will label one person the victim and the other a suspect. Usually, the first person to talk to the police is labeled the victim. As a defense attorney I am aware of this fact and am unbiased until I see all evidence and hear both sides of the story. Don’t let a one mistake or a misunderstanding ruin your life or the life of your loved one and contact David Kiatta today. I offer comprehensive client service to people concerned with any aspect of domestic violence — criminal assault charges, civil protective orders, and the effect of an arrest or conviction on your family or professional interests. 

"Dropping Domestic Violence Charges" Is Not As Simple As It Sounds.

In a Houston, Texas domestic violence criminal case, only the prosecutor has the authority to dismiss it. The prosecutor is not required to dismiss a charge at the victim’s request. In a family violence case, it is possible for the state to prosecute a defendant, and convict him, without the assistance of the domestic violence victim. Sometimes, a spouse or girlfriend can be forced to testify against the other, and the initial statements to the police or other witnesses accounts may be introduced as evidence in the domestic violence trial.

domestic violence attorneyProsecutors often try to coerce the “domestic violence victim” to testify against the “domestic violence suspect” by threatening to file criminal charges against the “victim”. When a spouse tells a prosecutor that she initially lied to the police when she said she was assaulted, prosecutors have been known to threaten to arrest the wife and charge her with filing a false police report. The wife is then put in the position of trying to decide whether to tell the truth or spend time in jail.

If charged with a domestic violence offense relating to any type of family or relationship, you need a domestic violence attorney with experience in Fort Bend County and Houston area courts. If convicted or given probation, a second allegation in your life time could result in a domestic violence felony charge.

In most domestic violence cases, bonds are set extremely high. Do not post the bond until inquiring if a domestic violence attorney can get the bond amount lowered.

If you or someone you know has been accused of or charged with a domestic violence offense, contact David Kiatta, a domestic violence attorney in Fort Bend County, Wharton County, Harris County for a free one-hour legal consultation.