Ashley Reyes
Ashley Reyes
23:28 29 Oct 20
Sarah and her staff is by far the best attorney our family could of used ! She truly cares about her clients and will... do everything to help get the best outcome ! She got our case dismissed we never even had to go to court and she was amazing at communicating and even with covid she still made sure to always keep us in the loop ! She is so knowledgeable of the law and I was so confident in her. She was always available for anything and that shows she cares! She will fight to the end for her clients and I witnessed that ! She is worth every single penny and just remember you get what you pay for and in Sarah you will get a A Plus attorney and her whole team fight for the client and she does not back down ! I was recommended by her from several friends who had worked with the court system and they all recommended her ! Very easy to talk to she is to the point and does not sugar coat things and does everything for you! She will give all she has to fight for you and has so much fire in her I just love her and her team !You would not be disappointed she will always be so special to our family after her fight for justice ! I can not explain fully in words how amazing she truly is ! You will get top of the line legal support with her staff thank you beyond word Sarah Roland and staff !!read more
Katherine Mastropiero
Katherine Mastropiero
18:28 15 Jul 20
Very friendly and helpful! Super sweet staff.
AllwaysMae Prevatt
AllwaysMae Prevatt
14:38 09 Mar 20
Sarah is verp personable, know her law, worth every dime.
23:53 23 Jan 20
Knowledgeable, intelligent and professional. Great attorney.
scooter rainwater
scooter rainwater
06:35 28 Nov 19
If you are looking for an attorney in Denton, Sarah Roland is going to be your best choice. Sarah is very confident and... knowledgeable about her job and the law. Sarah is very supportive and was always available when I needed to contact her for any reason. She is also very caring with her clients, I am a UNT student and she was already aware of the steps I would need to take being that I am a student, and helped me with the process that I had to go threw with the University. I was arrested for public intoxication and Sarah was able to get my case dismissed within two months, I also never needed to go to court as she took care of everything for me. Her staff is amazing and very friendly, all questions that I had were answered almost immediately. I highly recommend Sarah Roland because there was absolutely no downside to working with her and her more
Joplin Investigations
Joplin Investigations
16:04 03 Aug 19
Ms. Roland and her team are exceptional attorneys. She is extremely knowledgable of the law and will fight for her... clients. We have had the privilege in working with Ms. Roland for the past six years doing investigations for her team. Ms. Roland is definitely someone you want on your more
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Knowing your rights when charged with assaultive offenses & protective orders

People get in arguments, and in the heat of the moment, rush to call the police without thinking sometimes. They just want the other person gone or the argument to stop. The police show up and make an arrest, though. Then, when cooler heads prevail, they wish they could undo that call. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.

A family violence charge will follow you

Like many other types of criminal offenses (intoxication offenses and sexual offenses), there are specific laws that deal with family violence cases. Family violence does not just involve “family” either. As defined, roommates, ex-spouses, and dating relationships qualify as family or household. For instance, although deferred probation is sometimes a possibility, the case will always stay on your record and can be used for enhancement of future cases. Such a finding will prohibit you from possessing firearms in the future. That’s why you always want to avoid a finding of “family violence” if at all possible. Also, do not talk about your case – even with your significant other. There is no legal privilege for family violence situations even if you are married.

Protective orders terms

Often, magistrates enter protective orders when a person is arrested for family violence. Be sure to read the protective order. Sometimes, depending on the facts of the case, it is possible to get the orders amended or rescinded. However, do not violate the terms of the protective order. A violation of a protective order is an additional criminal offense. A protective order is only enforceable against the accused. This means that the protected party can contact the accused, invited the accused over to the house, etc. and not violate the protective order. Even if the accused’s presence at the protected place is consensual or even invited, it is still a violation if a protective order is in place. If there is a hearing on a protective order, it is vital that you have a lawyer to represent you at the hearing. Do not just acquiesce to the protective order. Do not just ignore that there is a hearing. Failure to appear at the hearing will result in a default judgment being entered against you. The protective order hearing and the criminal case overlap. Family violence findings can be made in a protective order. Make sure your lawyer knows about and attend the protective order hearing with you.

Like sexual offenses, family violence offenses also usually fall into the classic “he said/she said” category. It’s important that you’re not convicted on a lie. Sometimes people get in fights. Sometimes people really do get hurt. Sometimes it’s justified – self-defense or defense of others. Sometimes it’s sudden passion. Every case is different. Whatever your situation, talk to Sarah about how to best defend and/or mitigate your case.

Types of Assaultive Cases Sarah Handles:
  • Assault / Domestic Violence
  • Injury to a Child
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Burglary

Don't ever take a plea deal without understanding your case and knowing all of your options, and do not talk to the police without your lawyer!

Call one of the best defense lawyers in North Texas for a free consultation.