Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence

"Domestic violence in Texas means an assault against a family member."

"Family violence includes intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury."

Texas Domestic Violence Laws

Do you need a Family Violence Lawyer? Domestic Violence charges are a slippery slope to climb without the professional guidance of an attorney directing your legal defense and fighting for your rights. Having a family violence lawyer with a track record of winning is the key to protecting your freedom.

Domestic Violence is defined as using excessive force in a domestic situation that causes bodily injury, threatens to cause bodily harm, or causes any physical contact that the other person may consider offensive or provocative.

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The prosecution's responsibility in family violence cases.

In order to prove a family violence case, a prosecutor must establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant performed such an act intentionally or knowingly. If the actual bodily injury occurred, the prosecutor may also provide evidence proving the defendant’s actions were reckless and resulted in bodily injury.

Your family violence lawyer from Matthew Pillado PLLC, with protect your rights and keep only the facts in light.

In Texas, the family violence laws or domestic violence laws apply not only to spouses or family but also include anyone residing in the household or related through blood and affinity.

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Texas Family Code – FAM § 71.004. Family Violence

“Family violence” means:

(1) an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself;

(2) abuse, as that term is defined by Sections 261.001(1)(C), (E), and (G), (H), (I), (J), and (K) , by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household; or

(3) dating violence, as that term is defined by Section 71.0021 .

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