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Category: Domestic Violence

Jan 7

You Don’t Have to Be Family to Face Domestic Assault Case Procedure

Domestic Violence

Heated arguments can sometimes occur with people you live with, whether they’re family or not. Money issues, stress, and simply being around someone so often can lead to an increase in irritation that boils over into an argument where the police are called.

Going too far in these arguments comes with real-world consequences, though, especially if you are convicted of domestic assault. Add in the fact that Texas has recently made some changes to the procedures regarding the nature of the relationship between the defendant and the victim, and you could find yourself in some serious legal trouble.

Here’s what you need to know about domestic assault in Texas and how these new laws could impact your case.


Jun 13

Texas Family Violence: A Guide to the Criminal Justice Process

Domestic Violence | Family Violence

Family violence crimes are some of the most common in the state of Texas. These cover a wide variety of crimes and happen for a variety of reasons.

Once a report of a family violence crime has been placed, there is very little that can be done. The state of Texas requires a suspect to be arrested during these incidents even if no charges are filed.

In this post, we’ll discuss the variety of crimes that can fall under the label of family violence and what the penalties for these crimes are. Then, we’ll examine what happens when someone is arrested for one of these crimes and what can be done to ensure your rights are being upheld during this [...]

Aug 23

Did You Know That Dating Violence Is Domestic Violence in Texas?

Domestic Violence

All couples fight, and arguments frequently get heated. However, when an argument becomes physical, this crosses the line into domestic violence.

While the stereotypical domestic violence situation involves spouses or partners who live together, violence in any romantic relationship, including someone you’re just dating, is considered to be domestic violence.

In fact, dating violence is on the rise in Texas and nationwide, which has caught the attention of law enforcement. Therefore, any and all dating violence allegations are taken very seriously and can result in serious criminal and civil consequences.

We’ve put together a guide covering how Texas defines domestic violence, particularly as it relates to dating violence, and the penalties you could face if you’re accused or convicted.


Jun 20

Texas Domestic Violence Charges – There Are Ways to Fight Back

Domestic Violence | Family Violence

Despite the toughest round of Texas Domestic Violence reform yet, the courts understand the nature of these cases is usually complex. Judges maintain wide discretion when evaluating domestic violence charges, and often consider the impact their decisions can have upon the entire family unit.

An experienced Fort Worth domestic violence defense attorney can review your case, provide a clear understanding of your options, and develop a sound defense against the charges you face. In today’s post, we’re going to share some of the most common approaches we take when helping our clients fight back.

I Didn’t Commit Domestic Violence

There are really only two scenarios in which telling the court “I didn’t do it” can be a valid defense: either [...]

Apr 12

What You Should Know about Felony Domestic Violence in Texas

Domestic Violence

In the past, many domestic violence charges could be – and often were – dropped altogether. That changed with the latest round of Texas criminal justice reforms, which automatically charge repeat domestic violence offenders with a felony, making it more important than ever to fight back.

Today’s post provides the basics about domestic violence, what penalties convictions carry, and how the courts currently view these cases.

If you are facing domestic violence charges, and need help negotiating reduced charges and getting back on the right track, an experienced Texas family violence attorney can help.


Texas recognizes three different crimes of domestic violence: domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous violence against the family. These charges may [...]

Feb 22

Will You Lose Your Kids If Convicted of Domestic Violence in Texas?

Domestic Violence | Family Violence

A Texas family court will consider several facts when deciding which parent gets primary child custody. Domestic violence, no surprise, is one of the factors that will have a significant negative effect on a person’s eligibility to care for their for their children.

In its less severe form, a history of domestic violence can lead to limited visitation rights. More extreme cases, however, can even result in an automatic loss of parental rights.

This post will cover how Texas defines domestic violence and what you can expect if you are charged and want to retain custody of your kids.

Defining Domestic Violence Under Texas Law

Per The Texas Penal Code Title 5 Chapter 22 section 22.01, domestic violence is [...]

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