Currently I’m 22 weeks pregnant. My husband & I got into an altercation, it got physical on both sides. Now I was trying to defend myself (he left a variation of bruises on me, him on the hand only had one). I would like to press charges on him but he threatened me, he said that if I press... Read more »
Talk to a Texas-based immigration lawyer about whether or not deportation is a legitimate concern under current case law out of the 5th circuit as it relates to recklessness as a culpable mental state in the Texas assault statute.
A person can report a crime to law enforcement, but they...Read more »
My ex husband went through the photos in my iPad that I had sent with my daughter for summer visitation and is now using what he found to allege domestic violence in my household. He filed a temporary restraining order and a request for custody modification.
If there is a criminal case relating to the alleged domestic abuse, there is a possibility of suppression under Article 38.23 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure based on Breach of Computer Security but that is a tight needle to thread based on the opinion in the Ruiz PDR last year from the...Read more »
It was an assault and battery by strangulation. No one pressed charges. My daughters was asleep in her room during the Incident. CPS was called I was cleared. Now that I have read I can face domestic abuse charges after his conviction due to my child being in the same home.
This happened in Oklahoma At our at the time residence. My daughter was in her room sleeping.He’s being charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation. 21 O.S 644 (J) CPS has also stepped in seen her released her back to me. With all this going on could I be charged for domestic abuse... Read more »
Texas can't charge you with a crime for conduct that happened in Oklahoma, although Texas CPS might be concerned if you allowed the ex to live with you and the kids in Texas. If you are concerned with being charged with a crime by authorities in Oklahoma then re-post this question with the...Read more »
My child father is suing me for full custody of my son or visitation rights and he has never seen my son I also want to know if I do have a chance to terminate his parental rights cause he abandoned his child and has been charged with child endangerment and domestic violence against me and his... Read more »
If an innocent person is facing criminal charges then you should speak up. If there was a fight but the person charged with a crime was using force in self-defense, in defense of another, or in defense of property then you should speak up. Intentionally misleading the investigating officers is a...Read more »
I was at my brother's house and his girlfriend's daughter (who was 17 at the time about 18) started being really mean to my 5yr old son. I told her to stop my brother told her to stop, and she didn't. She proceeded to get up and get in my face and push me into my brother's TV,... Read more »
You are free to hire a different lawyer if you don't like the one you've got. You can be arrested and charged with assaulting the Tooth Fairy. However, you will only be convicted if you take a plea because to win at trial, the prosecution must prove every element of the offense beyond a...Read more »
The accused is under a court order to have no contact with the subject of the protective order. If that person responds to a video chat request from the alleged victim, the accused is subject to additional criminal charges. "They contacted ME first!" is not a defense to violation of a...Read more »
I grew up in the backwoods up north, and wile growing up I’d seen people put down their own dogs at old age or for aggression. We have a dog that has bit me once in the past and has gotten more aggressive since then. He’s been a close pet for a long time, and I’d rather put him down myself if... Read more »
The question text says "emancipation" but it seems like you are asking about "euthanization." If you are considering killing your pet please consult the law for CRUELTY TO NONLIVESTOCK ANIMALS which you can read at this URL:
Worried about my situation. In the "notes" section of my deferred prosecution agreement, it states that I "MUST obtain any evaluation within 2 months of the start of the DPA." I got it exactly a week after, and only a few days ago did I even notice this note. I'm almost... Read more »
You can ask for confirmation of completion but they are often reluctant to do anything other than acknowledging receipt of your documentation. That said, although failing to get the assessment within the first 60 days is technically a violation, I have never seen them re-file on someone who...Read more »
Boyfriend will be accepting a plea of 4 years in TDC to ASLT FM/ IMP BREATH and unlawful restraint. Want to know if his charge will be categorized as 3G and/or aggravated. He does have a prior felony record in the state of Massachusetts. First assault charge though. It appears aggravated or non... Read more »
The only way to know with any certainty is to consult the defendant's attorney. This offense is usually a third-degree felony but can be raised to a second-degree based on the defendant's criminal history. Aggravated assault is normally a second degree but can be raised to a first based...Read more »
I was able to escape and have been staying low key. He’s not on birth certificate. I’m so overwhelmed. He has cause me so much stress. Had to have my baby early. He’s a stalker, harasses me and is violent. I have made several police reports. There is a pending case now.
If the father is directed family violence toward you in the past, and if you think that family violence is likely to occur in thee future, you should definitely get a protective order. You would be entitled to one under Texas law if those two criteria are met.
Absolutely! The prosecutor makes the decision about whether or not to seek a conviction. The prosecutor is required to "consider" the opinion of the alleged victim, but in domestic assault cases, prosecutors often refuse to dismiss a case just because the alleged victim doesn't...Read more »
A warrant may be issued when there is probable cause to believe an offense occurred, so whether or not anyone pressed charges is irrelevant to the legality of a warrant. In a domestic assault case, the term "pressing charges" means the witness is helping the police and/or prosecutor...Read more »
so i’m 17 and my mom has a toxic boyfriend she is pregnant by him but he verbally abuses her, gets in her face, yells calling her worthless and lazy, says she’s not fit to be a women even though she is the only one that pays the bills, he threatened to wreck her car, her kids if they got into... Read more »
There may be a Family Law solution to your problem, but without actual physical violence, there isn’t a good solution under Criminal Law. Smoking marijuana is still illegal in Texas, but everyone knows it's just a matter of time before decriminalization so enforcement is lax, especially...Read more »
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