I was sexually abuse when I was little by one of dads brothers. My ex husband knew this and when we would argue he would laugh at me calling me names and saying that I liked what my uncle did to me and blamed me for letting that happen to me when I was only 5 years old. I wanted to just get... Read more »
You should re-post this question except with Personal Injury as the practice area instead of Domestic Violence. It is not usually worth it to sue someone unless they have the ability to pay so it is probably a good idea to include in your question a list of what types of assets your ex-husband...Read more »
Me and my wife were arguing and she reached the wits end. She struck my shoulder and back leaving very minimal pink marks. I called 911 for the report. They took her and charged her. My wife had no previous history, has a degree in synography and is a great mother. Also kids were never witness to.... Read more »
To win a conviction for Assault - Bodily Injury / Family Violence, the prosecution must prove that she intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused painful physical contact. Based on your statements it appears they will be able to do that unless there is reasonable doubt that her actions were...Read more »
No, the alleged victim is probably the most important witness. There are, however, several reasons why an attorney should be VERY careful about talking to the alleged victim in a domestic violence case.
Perhaps most importantly is the fact that an attorney can't be a witness in the...Read more »
My boyfriend/domestic partner has been arrested twice for domestic asualt on me and charged with a F3 both times. I didn't press charges the first time, and the second time when asked I said yes but I never filled out a statement. If I never did that part, or got in touch with any law... Read more »
If you believe that there is hope for the relationship and that you will not be in danger, I suggest contacting the victim's assistance coordinator at the District Attorney's office and tell that person that you are more concerned about your boyfriend getting therapy/rehab than seeing him punished.
I have CPTSD as a result of my 20 year marriage - I have worked for over 35 years and am now homeless - I have not worked since my breakdown and hospitalization 2016 - I see a therapist 2 c a week - I think I can cope with what is needed to finally get a divorce - I am not seeking anything he can... Read more »
Contrary to what we see on television, crime victims don't really FILE criminal charges. What actually happens is citizens report offensive behavior to law enforcement officers and then they decide whether or not they have probable cause to believe a crime was committed within their...Read more »
Ex boyfriend and I have one child, a toddler. The child lives with me. Ex has been arrested for his violence and stalking (both felonies, trial has not yet been set; the violence in this charge was against the toddler), and I've had an Emergency Protective Order, Ex Parte Temp Protective Order... Read more »
The Family violence is a factor but short answer - can he - possibly. However, even if family court grants visitation, bond conditions from criminal court may prevent access. He is likely going to have to the Court that granted the PO to modify the PO to allow access.
If you were served notice of an upcoming protective order hearing, and the attached application included false accusations, then you should hire an attorney to contest the issuance of the order. A protective order is a civil matter, even if the justification is an accusation of criminal behavior,...Read more »
Emotionally distraught from witnessing the aggravated kidnapping of my children 3 mts prior, I did not have the mental capacity to give an accurate testimony regarding domestic violence that frequently occurred in my home. He knew what absconding with our children would do to my emotional... Read more »
Tolling what? The protective order? The duration of a Family Violence Protective Order is set at the time of the original order and it is not possible to extend an order through the modification process. However, it is possible to extend a protective order if it expires while the respondent is...Read more »
Wouldn't the Custody Order supercede the Protective order per 85.009 of Texas family code? A Final protective order was granted against my ex on my daughter's behalf. I was named at the time to have exclusive possession. My ex filed a motion to modify the protective order asking that my... Read more »
What your ex is saying about the order is not going to control the case obviously. However, in order to answer your question, I would have to see the actual orders, all of them, that have been entered in the case. You need to get those orders to a family lawyer quickly or you, your daughter and...Read more »
Judge made rulings (eviction) against petitioner in domestic violence case without any filed legal actions in court (cross- complaint) against petitioner . How often judge made rulings and charges against petitioner without filed legal actions(cases) in court?
In general, a judge might deny a petition that was somehow defective. For example, if the court lacks jurisdiction, or the petition did not state a cause of action, or that it didn't show that the petitioner was entitled to relief.
Evictions are paused in some jurisdictions because of...Read more »
Regarding the (Texas Penal Code § 46.04. Unlawful Possession of Firearm)
While reading this law I noticed “ Texas’s firearm prohibition generally does not apply to people convicted of violent assaults against a current or former dating partner, unless the defendant has been married or... Read more »
The quoted text isn't the law. Rather, it is someone's interpretation of the law, and it is incomplete because the law also includes people who are parents of the same child regardless of marriage or dating history.
In addition to Texas law, you need to be 100% certain that you...Read more »
I was arrested on Mother’s Day for domestic violence, my ex told the police I hurt my daughter. The case was no billed. July she moved to Puerto Rico while our divorce was pending. We got it finalized in August. She suppose to have brought my daughter back to the states so I filed for... Read more »
i was the victim of domestic violence, i am listed as the victim on the police report, but my ex girlfriend was granted the protective order before i was she left me bodily injury 4 cuts along my arm and im trying to find out what my options are, and the detectives havent opened the case yet.... Read more »
Charged with assault and possession of deadly weapon. She had a knife jacket which was mistaken for a knife. Never had any history of run-in with the law. I am not sure what type of lawyer I would need. A Family lawyer or a criminal defense attorney?
The next day he took off in a big hurry when I started to wake up. I didn’t know what had happened at all. I just remember going to bed and when I woke up my bedding was everywhere in the room I felt like I had a horrible hangover although I had not drank. I filed a report with the police, they... Read more »
If he sends multiple messages after you ask him to stop that can meet the criminal definition of Harassment. If he commits Harassment on multiple occasions that could satisfy the defition of Stalking, which would allow you to seek a lifetime protective order. I'm not sure the DA's...Read more »
My brother is facing 25 to life and i find it unfair that his girlfriend doesnt get any charges. She would show up at my moms doorstep the day after calling the police asking for my brother and theyd be back together until the next time an argument occured
I was arrested on my property for interference with public duties just because I was on my phone. I told the officer the person I was on the phone with was the person that called them to ensure of my safety. They asked me to get off the phone and I dropped my phone to the side. I was told a couple... Read more »
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