Assault vs Self-Defense in Texas

May 3, 2023

When can an assault be defended as self-defense? The state of Texas has definite ideas about what constitutes self-defense and when it counts as a legal defense.

Overview of Texas Domestic Violence Laws

August 19, 2022

During the pandemic, reports of domestic violence rose significantly. More people were stuck at home with family members, causing emotions to fray. However, not everyone reporting domestic abuse is telling the truth. Most are good people, but a few use Texas Penal Code Title 5 as a weapon against perceived wrongs done by a family […]

Texas Upgrades Assault on Pregnant Women to Felony Charge

December 18, 2019

Assaulting another person is a serious offense in the eyes of the law. Assaulting a pregnant woman used to be treated in the same way as assaulting any other person, but things are changing in Texas. New laws are being put into place to ensure that the unborn child, who is also impacted by the […]

Using Self-Defense as a Legal Defense Against Assault Charges

March 28, 2018

You may have questions about using self-defense as a legal defense against an assault charge. Many Texas residents have rational fears about being arrested if self-defense is used in an assault. Self-defense may be a valid defense in a range of situations. It is a common defense used by defendants charged with assault and battery. […]

The Consequences of Domestic Violence in Texas

May 31, 2017

The consequences of domestic violence in Texas are frequently severe. According to Stop Abusive Violence Environments (SAVE), one in 10 people is falsely accused of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse. Thousands of men and women are accused of domestic violence crimes each year. Texas Penal Code § 22.01 and § 22.02 describe the […]