Whether you’ve been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, here is what to expect from the process of an assault family member case. Posting Bond The Defendant (person charged) must first post bond before we can begin to speak to any of the parties at all about the case. The process is slightly different depending […]
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What You Need To Know If Served With A No Contact Order
No contact orders, commonly known as restraining orders, are directions from a court specifying the type of contact a person can make with another person, family home, or child. No contact orders are often issued in cases of domestic violence or assault on family member. Understanding how no contact orders are created and enforced is […]
Assault on Family Member – Choking / Impeding Breathing
In Texas, the courts treat domestic violence against a family member, dating partner, or a household member as a serious matter. Conviction for domestic violence assault in Houston can result in jail time, fines and probation. A felony conviction can be used against you when you: The state of Texas defines assault as intentionally or […]
When Family Gatherings Lead to Domestic Violence Charges During the Holiday Season
The holiday season is upon us once again. Many of us are looking forward to holiday get-togethers with friends and family. And it’s not uncommon for alcohol to play a big part in the celebrations. Unfortunately, the holiday season often brings with it great financial and emotional stress. Sometimes these stresses, especially after heavy alcohol […]
How is Bodily Injury Defined, and How Does It Impact a Houston Assault Case?
Being charged with assault in Houston or Harris County is bad enough, but being charged with assault for causing bodily injury to another could mean jail time and steep fines. If you’ve been charged with bodily injury assault in Houston, your best chance to avoid these penalties is being represented by an experienced Houston assault […]
Does a Domestic Violence Conviction in Texas Affect Child Custody?
A domestic violence conviction in Texas can raise many questions for those convicted, the most common one being about child custody. In custody battles, domestic violence is always a factor when considering primary custody and visitation. And depending on the severity and circumstances, a conviction has a possibility to greatly affect the outcome. Below, we […]
How Does Being Under a Protective Order Change Your Life?
In Texas, being served with a protective order in a domestic violence dispute can have a lot of serious ramifications beyond just being ordered to stay away from a specific person or persons. The protective order’s restrictions could have a serious impact on your life and put you in real danger of legal trouble if […]
Can a Family Violence Protective Order Affect Firearm Possession Rights in Texas?
Simply being accused of family violence in Texas can have a big impact on your life, especially if you possess or intend to purchase a firearm. Despite the Second Amendment, there are circumstances in which a U.S. citizen is not allowed to bear arms. If a loved one has gone to court and obtained a […]
Common Misconceptions About Assault Family Violence Cases
If you’ve been charged with assault family violence in Houston, the best thing you can do is speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. There are many common misconceptions about domestic violence cases, and the fundamental misunderstanding of how these cases work can quickly ruin the lives of innocent people who have gotten caught […]
Consequences of Domestic Violence Conviction
A domestic violence conviction in Houston can have severe consequences. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you may be: Sentenced to jail time Fined Required to attend counseling Placed on probation Restricted in your ability to possess a firearm A conviction will also go on your criminal record, which can make it difficult to […]