Domestic violence, or family violence as it’s called in Texas law, is a serious crime that can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. A conviction on family violence charges can have a number of negative consequences. In addition to jail time and fines, the domestic violence conviction will remain on the defendant’s public record, which […]
What Happens If You Are Charged With Domestic Violence While On Parole?
Depending on the circumstances, domestic violence can be a misdemeanor or felony offense in Texas. If you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence in Houston or Harris County while on parole, you could be facing very serious consequences. In addition to the jail time and fines for the domestic violence charges, your arrest […]
Burglary Charges Related to Domestic Violence in Texas
In Texas, assault is defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing or threatening to cause bodily injury to another person. It becomes domestic assault when the assault is directed against a current or former spouse, a current or former dating partner, a person with whom they’ve had a child, a household member, or a blood […]
Can I Be Fired If I’m Convicted of Domestic Violence?
Being convicted of domestic violence in Texas can have serious consequences beyond fines and jail time. A conviction for domestic violence could make it hard to get into the school you want, qualify for a loan, or even get a job. Could you even be fired if convicted of domestic violence in Houston, Texas? What […]
Is It Illegal to Threaten Someone in Texas?
Is making verbal threats a crime in Texas or protected speech? There are many reasons a person could make a verbal threat against the other. In some instances, a verbal threat could be made as a joke; in others, it could be a means of self-defense with no real intention of causing bodily harm or […]
Fighting Family Violence Charges While Going Through Divorce
Being charged with family violence charges in Texas could have a big impact if you’re going through a divorce. In Texas, family violence is also sometimes known as domestic violence or domestic abuse. It occurs when an adult family member threatens or harms another family member. The adult family member may include: A partner or […]
Protective Order Violations in Texas: What Is Considered “Threatening or Harassing”?
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence in Houston, chances are a judge has issued a restraining order, also known as a protective order, in your case preventing you from having contact with the alleged victim or their family. Protective orders are meant to prevent or reduce the likelihood of future harm to a victim […]
What to Do If You Are a Woman Charged with Domestic Violence in Texas
For a long time, domestic violence was considered to be a crime committed by a man against a woman. Women were routinely treated as the victim in a case of domestic violence; any situation where violence was perpetrated against a man by a woman was routinely dismissed as an act of self-defense against a more […]
Fighting False Accusations of Domestic Violence in Houston
In Texas, domestic violence is an act intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, or that is a threat that reasonably places the victim in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, committed against: A family member by blood, marriage or adoption; A current or former […]
What Is Continuous Family Violence?
Under Texas Penal Code §25.11, a person can be charged with continuous violence against the family if he or she is accused of committing assault against a family or household member two or more times within a 12 month period. This includes incidents that happen over a few days or weeks, as well as in […]