Fort Worth, TX asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Texas

Q: So my boyfriend got arrested and I think it’s my fault, but I’m not sure?

My boyfriend and I got into an argument and he choked me, so I called the cops and he got arrested, then there was an EPO in place for 90 days, after it was off we started talking. He was put on probation. After a while he still keeps being abusive, so I planned to end things and request to put a restraining order on him, and I get contacted by the DA a week later and I don’t respond and a couple of days after they contacted me. He calls me and asks why cops are outside his house and I didn’t know why because I didn’t contact any cops at all, so I said just talk to them since it’s probably nothing and I hung up on him. Then later on find out he’s booked in County Jail. It’s been 3 days since he got booked and the bond is $0. The reason is for assault family/house member impede breathing/circulation. But no previous conviction. So he didn’t do it again, so is it because of my request of the restraining order or they changed their mind and decided to make him serve time?

2 Lawyer Answers

Roy Lee Warren

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It appears he may have violated the protective order so that is why he was arrested. The prosecutor should be willing to answer your questions. Call the County's victim advocate.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Perhaps he violated one or more terms of his probation. Sometimes there is a "no contact" or "no threatening contact" condition, especially in Family Violence cases.

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