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Charge: Assault - State claimed client hit victim with a telephone and broke victim’s nose. However, the client was acting in self-defense.

Verdict: NOT GUILTY

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Texas Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic violence is an illegal act committed by one family member or housemate against another. Each state had the right to determine their own domestic violence laws, which means Texas has its own set of related laws that may be different from other states’.

If you or someone you care about has been arrested for a domestic violence-related crime, it is important you seek legal counsel to protect your good name and freedoms. The Houston criminal lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. have the experience and compassion you need on your side as your protect your rights. Contact our office today at 713-523-0404 for more information.

The Definition of Domestic Violence in Texas

In our state, domestic violence is defined as an act committed by a family member or household member against another member of the family or household that is intended to cause harm, be it physical or otherwise. Some common offenses that can fall under this category include:

  • Physical harm
  • Physical assault or battery
  • Sexual assault and battery
  • Bodily injuries
  • Threatening or implying the intention to cause harm

These acts are considered illegal and are punishable under the law through fines, jail time, probationary terms, or a combination of the three.

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If you have been accused of a domestic violence related crime, the Houston criminal lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. can help. Contact our office today at 713-523-0404 to speak to a friendly attorney and to get the support and assistance you deserve.