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Archives for: June, 2020

Jun 13
2020

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 [...]

Nov 3
2019

Have You Been Falsely Accused of Texas Family Violence?

Family Violence

Relationships are great when they’re working, but unfortunately, due to a variety of circumstances, they sometimes sour and turn bad very quickly. When this happens, one person in the relationship may have strong negative feelings about how they were treated and want revenge. Alternatively, sometimes a family argument can boil over into a personal need for vengeance, or one parent may be looking to get leverage in a child custody case.

Such situations can result in one of the “aggrieved” parties filing a false accusation of domestic violence against the other. If you find yourself in this predicament, you need to understand your rights and how to deal with it.

Dealing with a False Domestic Violence Allegation in Texas

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Dec 21
2018

Strategies That Can Help You Fight Family Violence Charges in Texas

Domestic Violence | Family Violence

Upon hearing the term “domestic violence,” most of probably imagine things we’ve seen in TV shows or movies. Usually couples where one is abusing the other. However, Texas domestic violence laws apply to more than just romantic couples.

According to the Texas Penal Code (Title 5, Chapter 22, Section 22.01), domestic violence is the use of force against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner that causes or threatens to cause bodily injury or other physical contact regarded as offensive or provocative.

The point? Every case is nuanced, for the best chance at a positive outcome, you need a competent criminal defense attorney experienced in domestic violence. They will be able to [...]

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