Elder abuse affects 10% of the older population yearly, but fewer cases are reported or prosecuted. According to the National Council on Aging, family members commit six out of ten cases of abuse.
A protective order, also called a PO, is a legal tool designed to prevent harm from one individual to another individual, family, or household. While you may have heard the term “restraining order” on a TV procedural, it isn’t the same as a protective order.
Property crime was on the wane before COVID-19, and the pandemic hit, but it has exploded since. Most of us think of property crime as damage or destruction and perhaps theft or burglary. The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program only includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson, but several large cities don’t report their […]
In Texas, restraining orders and protective orders are not quite the same thing. You may be familiar with restraining orders, which are not usually associated with criminal cases. Protective orders are issued against those guilty of violence, stalking, or sexual abuse.
Texas is widely regarded as a state that prioritizes protecting Second Amendment rights for its citizens. Its newest gun ownership law now makes it easier for more people to carry firearms legally in more places across the state. Texas’s governor Greg Abbott hails the new law as a win for constitutional carry in the state. […]