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Archives for: April, 2021

Apr 1
2021

Has a TX Protective Order Been Issued Against You? Your Gun Is Illegal

Gun Crimes | Protective Orders | Weapons Crimes

If you’re under a protective order in the state of Texas, the law states that possessing a firearm is illegal. However, this is not seen in practice.

In the 254 counties that make up the state of Texas, many lack procedures to ensure those under protective orders a) don’t obtain guns or b) rid themselves of existing firearms when the order commences.

On the county level, there simply isn’t a way to surrender guns. If the firearms were collected, there’s no protocol in place for storage or return after the protective order is lifted.

Now that this problem has been uncovered, public expectations may push officials to finally deal with this very dangerous issue. Here’s what the law actually says [...]

Nov 26
2018

Differences Between Restraining and Protective Orders in Texas

Protective Orders | Restraining Orders

Most people tend to use the terms “restraining order” and “protective order” to mean the same thing. Which makes sense. After all, both can be used to order one party not to contact or go near another, or near their family, home, work, or children’s school(s).

However, this is where their similarities end.

In this post, we’re going to examine the difference between restraining and protective orders in terms of what they’re designed to do, the language and provisions they typically contain, how they are legally enforced, and the consequences of violating either.

Note that every situation is unique, and based on your needs, either your experienced divorce attorney or Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer will be able to provide [...]

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