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Jul 8, 2024
What is Considered Family Violence in Texas?

Though it is commonly referred to as “domestic violence,” the crime of intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to a family member is called “family violence.” While there is no separate crime of ...

Mar 12, 2024
Are There Exceptions to Statutes of Limitations in Texas?

In Texas, like other states, there are statutes of limitations that determine the timeframe within which criminal charges can be filed against an individual. However, there are different exceptions to these statutes of limitati...

Dec 22, 2023
What is Heat of Passion Manslaughter in Texas?

You may have heard of a crime of passion but wonder how it impacts people in the legal sense. In the state of Texas, the distinction between a crime of passion and murder is extremely important.  That’s why it’s vital t...

May 31, 2023
Family Violence: Assault Causing Bodily Injury

The state assault law found under Texas Penal Code § 22.01 states that a person commits an assault when they:  Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to another person, including their spouse Inte...

May 17, 2023
What is domestic violence enhancement?

Many people who are charged with domestic violence, known in Texas as family violence, offenses can be relieved if they are able to get their criminal charges reduced to Class C misdemeanors that result only in fines of up to $...

May 16, 2023
What is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?

Assault and battery are two terms that many people use synonymously, but the truth is that these are actually separate legal terms. The common law definition of assault and battery is that an assault occurs when a person intent...

Mar 28, 2023
Types of Crimes

The Texas Penal Code sets out many different types of criminal conduct for which people can face harsh penalties. Some people might think they can handle seemingly minor criminal cases on their own, but this is never wise. If y...

Nov 28, 2022
Why are you facing family violence charges?

If you’re facing charges for some sort of physical violence directed at your family, you may be as surprised as anyone else. You don’t feel like you’ve acted in a violent manner and you certainly never meant to do anythin...

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