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Category: Family Violence

Aug 27
2018

Texas Man Gets 75 Years for Family Violence – What Can You Expect?

Domestic Violence | Family Violence

In a recent court case, one Texas man was sentenced to 75 years based on family violence charges. If you are facing a family violence charge, should you be expecting something similar – or is his case an extreme one? What can you expect?

Below, we’re going to explain the laws and penalties for Texas family violence, along with how a skilled Fort Worth criminal attorney can help you fight your charges.

Why a Texas Man Was Sentenced to 75 Years for Family Violence

Seventy-five years in prison. That’s something you might expect for a particularly heinous murder or decades of sexual abuse against children like with Larry Nassar – not for family violence.

However, that’s exactly how long[...]

Jun 21
2018

Family Violence vs. Domestic Violence in Texas         

Domestic Violence | Family Violence

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.

Domestic Assault

An act of assault qualifies as domestic assault if it is committed against people certain [...]

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