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Archives for: August, 2019

Aug 23
2019

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.

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Jun 20
2019

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
2019

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.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

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

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