Throughout the state, we have the reputation for having a formidable trial team. Assault Family Violence Attorney Cody Cofer is a former prosecutor that understands the unique issues that complicate assault family violence cases in both trials and negotiations.Our firm works tirelessly to defend your assault case both before and during trial.Cofer Law has put together a guide for dropping assault charges.
Domestic violence lawyers need to have a good understanding of the law, trial strategy, and the local judicial practices.Tarrant County has very strict policies with regard to “family violence” cases, especially felony assault family violence charges.If you are formally charged (by indictment) with assault family violence enhanced with a prior conviction you need a skilled and experienced trial team on you side.Our firm aggressively fights cases pre-trial and in trial.If you have been convicted (placed probation) for domestic violence before your current case, then you are facing a felony charge.
Like other felonies, we have the opportunity to convince a grand jury to “no bill” your case.Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.[x]81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.[iii]An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e.unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way).These charges often result from exaggeration or misstatements by emotional (sometimes intoxicated) complaining witnesses (victims).It is a tragedy that domestic violence occurs, but it is also a tragedy that many lives are ruined by false allegations.A person cannot simply “drop charges” if the state decides to go forward with a case.