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What to Expect If You Are Charged with Domestic Violence in Texas

If you are facing charges of domestic violence in Texas, learning more about the laws and potential penalties can help you understand how to get the best chance at a positive outcome.

Domestic Violence and Relationships

In order for something to qualify as an act of domestic violence, there must be an intimate relationship between the offender and the victim.

Examples include the following:

  • Person related by blood or marriage
  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Dating partner or former dating partner
  • Parent of the offender’s children
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Foster parents
  • Foster children
  • Members of the same household

A skilled Texas criminal attorney will be able to explain how charges apply in your situation. [...]

Breaking Down How Texas Slip and Fall Lawsuits Work

People slip and fall all the time for a variety or reasons and in all kinds of places. Most of the time, no one is hurt. Or they might suffer a few bruises, cuts, or scrapes, but nothing truly serious.

Sometimes, though, the results can be disastrous for the person who falls, involving broken bones, serious damage to the head or spine, or other catastrophic injuries. When someone gets severely hurt on another’s property, such as a place of business, they may be able to file a lawsuit alleging negligence and win compensation. [...]

What It Means to Assault Someone in Texas

Texas District Judge Guy Williams was recently indicted on charges of road rage, which amounted to aggravated assault under Texas law. He was charged with allegedly pointing a gun at the occupants of a vehicle while attempting to run the vehicle off the road. The jury found him not guilty of one charge and undecided on the other.

This case is just one example of how assault charges work. Below we’re going to explain more about what it means to be charged with assaulting someone in Texas.

The Basics of Texas Assault Charges

Assault occurs when an individual threatens or commits an act of bodily injury against another person and does so with intent, knowledge, or recklessness. [...]

What to Do If You Get Hurt on Another’s Property in Texas

If you are injured on someone else’s property in Texas, you may not know what to do next. In this post we’re going to tell you what steps you need to take, including getting help from a skilled personal injury attorney.

Premises Liability Allows You to Receive Compensation

When you get hurt on someone else’s property due to negligence, you can file a premises liability lawsuit. A successful case will depend on evidence that shows the property owner knew about or should have known about a hazardous situation but did not correct it under reasonable conditions. [...]

Drug Crime Consequences in Texas by Penalty Group

Drug crimes are some of the most common criminal offenses, both in our state and across the nation. However, drug crime charges should be taken very seriously here, as Texas has some of the harshest consequences for drug offenses in the country.

Texas drug laws break down the degree of offense and sentencing by the type and amount of substance, and whether the defendant was merely in possession of the substance or distributed or intended to distribute the substance in question.

Penalty Group 1 (PG1)

Penalty group 1 includes highly dangerous and addictive substances such as opiates, cocaine, rohypnol, and methamphetamines. [...]