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Domestic Violence

If you are accused of domestic violence, you are facing charges with the potential for serious consequences that can follow you for years. Family violence charges require an aggressive, knowledgeable lawyer who understands the potential effects of a conviction and will work to prevent them.

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

The domestic violence attorneys at the Schneider Law Firm know what is at stake in your case. For example:

  • A conviction will remain on your Texas criminal record forever because it is not eligible for expungement.
  • You may be banned from owning a firearm and prevented from obtaining a hunting or fishing license.
  • If you are involved in a divorce, your custody rights could be affected, and it may become easier for your spouse to obtain spousal support.

This is a high price to pay and is a major reason why our lawyers will aim to avoid a conviction if at all possible.

Defense From All Angles

The consequences of a domestic violence or assault conviction are especially harsh because many situations that lead to charges involve isolated incidents in which two people simply got into an argument. The alleged victim may not even be in support of the charges.

Our law firm sees these situations all the time, and from all angles because we also practice family law. Our dual practice allows us to take a comprehensive approach to your domestic violence charges.

We will aggressively defend you against the assault charges. Our criminal defense attorneys prepare every case for trial and then pursue alternatives that avoid a conviction and the serious consequences. We will fight protective orders that prevent you from seeing your kids. We will work to lessen the negative impact a domestic abuse conviction can have on a divorce or custody proceeding. We will respond to allegations of harassment or stalking.

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We will give you an honest assessment of your case and what your options are, and we will treat you with respect and without judgment. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 817-755-1852 or contact us online.

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  • *P Micheal Schneider was awarded the Super Lawer disignation by Thomson Reuters, a lawyer rating service for Criminal Defense for years 2013-2023; Top Attorneys, by Fort Worth Magazine, for Criminal Law for years 2013-2023.
  • *Melissa Swan was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Star for years 2014 - 2020; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Alison Porterfield was awarded Super Lawyers for 2023, Rising Stars for 2014 - 2022; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.
  • *Jessica A. Phillips was awarded Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2018 - 2023; Top Attorneys for 2014 - 2023.



I was charged with two felonies facing up to 20 years in prison. Mr. Schneider negotiated a plea deal for me that resulted in one felony charge being DISMISSED and the second one reduced to a Misdemeanor. My punishment was 2 years probation. I cannot

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I am forever grateful that I chose this great firm to defend me in my assault case. Emily LaChance and Bria Larson are the Dream Team for criminal defense in Tarrant County. Polished and smart, they covered all the bases and thanks to them I now have

- Don B.


Case dismissed, Aggravated sexual assault of a minor. I am pleased to submit to you this letter of recommendation for Emily LaChance to be your next Criminal Attorney.

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My attorney was Emily LaChance in dealing with a case of molestation of my step son. The allegations were brought by his biological father, whom has a history of domestic violence and has been vocally distributive in our family long before the accusa

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