What does it mean when you hear someone talking about family violence? How does it differ from domestic violence?
Short answer: it doesn’t. Not really. They’re essentially the same thing, just under a different name. However, Texas does also have a law called continuous violence against the family, and that is different.
We’re going to cover the laws and their associated penalties in this post.
Family and Domestic Violence Laws in Texas
There are three main types of family and domestic violence punishable by Texas laws:
- Domestic Assault
- Aggravated Domestic Assault
- Continuous Violence Against the Family
Let’s look at each one in detail.
An act of assault qualifies as domestic assault if it is committed against people certain [...]