She is very aggressive and my parents have a history of calling the police on her acting violently. She instigated a fight when she threw something at my dog and when I tossed it back, she attacked me. It was very awkward because she kept punching me and I tried to only get her face, both of our... Read more »
You can be arrested and taken to jail for assaulting the Tooth Fairy but you can only be CONVICTED if the prosecution can prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Self defense is a justification for the use of force. When the issue is raised by testimony or other evidence, the...Read more »
My girlfriend is 26 and has aspergers but lives in a abusive (domestic abuse) household. She has suffered this abuse since late elementary school from her parents, close family and so on. Now i want to help her move out but her mom demands that she can't and has threatened to call the police and... Read more »
I notice there are several practice areas flagged on this question. I will answer only with respect to Criminal Law and Domestic Violence. You'll need a Family Law attorney to answer the Guardianship issue ... and maybe also a therapist to figure out how you got emotionally invested in this...Read more »
The maximum penalty for a Class A Misdemeanor is one year in county jail and a fine up to $4,000.
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence then you permanently lose your 2nd Amendment rights to possess any firearm or ammunition and if you are not a US citizen you...Read more »
I am now divorced. My ex-husband was mostly verbal and psychologically abusive, at times physical. Dec. 2017 he was violent, angry and slapped my arms, pushed me into walls. Children were sleeping. I called 911, dispatcher told me wait outside. Female officer went inside with him, male officer... Read more »
A private citizen can't file a criminal case. You can report a crime to law enforcement in the county where the alleged incident occurred and the cops will investigate and decide whether or not to pursue a criminal case. There isn't much you can do about it if they decide against filing...Read more »
We were arguing all day and cops kept telling her to press charges, she did because she was upset but tried dropping the charges because me and her didn't actually fight with each other. And now she wants to say she lied so that I don't go to jail but I told her not to do that. I was drunk at the... Read more »
The state must prove the contact caused injury or pain to support conviction for a class A misdemeanor assault. Physical contact that is offensive or provocative, but not painful, could be a class C misdemeanor... except a class C can't be based on a reckless act...Read more »
The most important thing is that the accusation is false. The preexisting injury might also be important. Whether the paper says Alex or Alexandra literally does not matter at all. Furthermore, focusing on a little typo instead of the facts could make you seem guilty... so don't do that!...Read more »
I told the sgt that I didn’t want to press charges and he said he had to make a report or he could get in trouble and that the state could press charges if they saw fit but that isn’t what I would like it wasn’t on purpose
The dog was abused by his previous owner and they took care of him. Sadly he didn’t get any better and now they are trying to get her in jail for abusing the dog. They have clue where the actual owner is. Can they really put my girlfriends mom in jail for such accusation? Again, they payed for... Read more »
You can be arrested for assaulting the Tooth Fairy if an officer convinces a judge that there is "probable cause" to believe you did it. However, they would need proof "beyond a reasonable doubt" to actually win a conviction so if she fights the charge and tells her side she has a chance. If she...Read more »
If a 17 year old leaves home, can they be persecuted in Texas? If they are living in a non dangerous environment and the people they are living with are willing to take them in. Is there different laws for this in different towns in Texas?
He is very controlling and possibly violent as he was abusive to me when married. She says he has become unstable and she is afraid now. She wants out and needs help to move her things out. She knows that he would either break things, block her way or just become a "mess" so that she can't move... Read more »
My husband is incarcerated, we have 2 small children and he is now threatening me accusing me for him being incarcerated. Who/How can I talk to about obtaining legal & full custody of my kids as well as protection from him not knowing where we stay. I have police reports from abuse and violence... Read more »
To her much less see her. He has been abusive in the past and I've never pressed charges becauseI loved him what canI do? He purposely causes emotional trauma in my daughter and doesn't properly care for her.
My question to you is who owns the home, and what time of home is it? Also, it sounds like leaving is the best thing to do. Usually in the initial protective order, called an ex parte protective order, there is a "kick-out" order, kicking the abuser out until the hearing.
During his own statements of his own actions for the case, he described his own events. Thus, admitting to breaking procedural rules, to violating ABA ethical rules, to knowingly making false-statements (since he also attached evidence to the counter), and to willfully obstructing justice on the... Read more »
There are different degrees of assault, and there are additional consequences if there is a finding of finding of domestic violence. A class c misdemeanor is punishable by fine only. A class a misdemeanor is punishable by confinement in jail for up to one year. A third degree felony is...Read more »
Arrested or Convicted? Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of even a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from EVER being in possession of a firearm or ammunition. Straight probation counts as a conviction.
If the person was arrested for domestic violence and the case is still...Read more »
Yes, threats of imminent violence can be the basis for a Family Violence protective order. Such threats do not even have to be imminent to be the basis for a Stalking protective order. Committing the offense of Harassment on multiple occasions can also be the basis of a Stalking protective order....Read more »
I have not spoken too nor seen my wife in 15 months and suddenly, 3 weeks ago, at a hearing in my criminal case the prosecutor motioned for the order judge gave the order. He has also told my wife not to let me have anything not even a car in my name. I was falsely accused of a crime from... Read more »
The prosecutor can't issue an order... they most they can do is make a motion requesting that the judge issue an order. The judge has fairly wide discretion regarding what she can order the defendant to do (or not do) when it comes to matters of protecting an alleged victim or even the general...Read more »
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