Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Texas

Q: What can I do to defend myself when the two people, one who sexually assaulted and physically assaults are sheltered?

My mother knows that she been sheltering the person who sexual assaulted for years now and the other person has recently physically assaulted me. Both of them being under the same person.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You should secure your own residence and not give your mother or either of the aggressors access to you at your home or workplace. Do not visit your mother’s home and, if you need to see her, use Zoom or a similar teleconferencing app or meet her in a public place. Leave immediately if you see either of the aggressors.

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