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What you need to know when arrested for Family Violence Charges in Texas.

What you need to know when arrested for Family Violence Charges in Texas.  Today we are going to talk about family violence arrests and the penalties or punishments that go along with them.  Texas state law defines family violence as an act by a family or household member, against another family or household member with the intent to inflict harm. Intent can be established by a mere threat if it reasonably places the member in fear of imminent harm.
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Madson Castello Law

What are Some of the Punishments for Family Violence Offenses in Texas?

Texas takes family violence seriously. If you are accused of family violence, you need to take it seriously, too. The first thing you should do is consult an experienced attorney who specializes in this practice area. Why? Because a knowledgeable lawyer can best defend you and the sooner you make contact, the more the lawyer can help.
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Madson Castello Law

Can I Clear a Domestic Violence Charge From My Record?

In Texas, a person may be charged with domestic violence for committing a violent act or causing physical injury to a family member, household member, or dating partner. These charges are taken very seriously and can have both immediate and life-long consequences on your reputation, career, future, and nvery aspect of your life.
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Madson Castello Law

How Domestic Violence Charges Affect Child Custody

According to statistics from the Crime in Texas report, there were 231,207 total-reported family violence incidents statewide in 2021. A person may be arrested and charged with domestic violence in Texas for assaulting, abusing, or acting violently toward a family or household member.
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Madson Castello Law

FAQ: Domestic Violence

Charges against an act of domestic violence are serious. When you come face to face with the reality of its consequences, whether you were innocent or not, it may feel like there’s nowhere left to go. However, it’s important to understand that you have rights, and it’s important to practice those rights, and an attorney can not only help you understand them but also fight for them.
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Messina Madson & Kendall Castello, MC Criminal Law

When Family Gatherings Escalate to Violence

For many families, the holiday season can be the “most wonderful time of year” as family members anticipate gatherings, holiday shopping, traveling, and parties. But when there are mental health issues or serious dysfunctions, a peaceful family gathering can quickly escalate to violence. Sometimes even general disagreements and contrasting opinions can result in acts of violence.
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MC Criminal Law

COVID-19 and Domestic Violence: What You Need to Know

In a year of unprecedented stressors, couples are among those feeling the effects. The number of family violence allegations and arrests have skyrocketed, and they often result in extreme consequences. If conflict between you and your partner has become heated, we urge you to get help now.
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