Pandemic Brings an Increase in Domestic Violence Charges: What This Means for You

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its shelter-in-place orders are the reason behind a 10.2% increase in reports of domestic violence. This increase is driven by calls from households that have no prior domestic violence history. We are not accustomed to having our freedoms restricted or being forced into spending all day, every day, with other members of […]

Can a Victim Drop Domestic Violence Charges?

Can a Victim Drop Domestic Violence Charges

Each year, more than 10 million Americans experience domestic violence. Many of these incidents are reported to the police by victims themselves or by third parties. In either case, once the police get involved, things can become complicated. Victims are often unaware of how the process works. They can be startled to discover that they cannot have domestic violence charges […]

Assault: Is It a Felony or Misdemeanor?

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What started as a small scuffle or a minor altercation with a stranger has now blossomed into a legal problem that requires a Fort Bend criminal lawyer. As you are probably aware, assault charges can fall into one of two categories: Felony and misdemeanor. You must understand the distinction between the two, as the type […]

What is Considered Domestic Violence?

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Many women and men have a misunderstanding of the words “Domestic Violence.” A domestic violence lawyer can help you understand what this term really means.  To some, this is when you have been suffering from your spouse/partner physically hitting you. To others, this is when they do a small push to the side, in an […]