Houston residents have been under a great deal of stress ever since Hurricane Harvey roared ashore in Rockport nearly one month ago. The side effects of chronic, sustained stress can include angry outbursts and behavioral changes which may lead to episodes of domestic violence between spouses and partners.
A potential -- and very unfortunate -- consequence of getting divorced is finding out that you have been accused of domestic violence against your spouse. The repercussions of a domestic violence arrest are numerous and long-lasting, affecting not only your parental and custodial rights with your children, but possibly even your freedom.
Money doesn't buy everything, and even though you're very well off, you still face the threat of a domestic violence charge. You've been accused of actions you did not commit, and now you're not sure what to do.
The Austin Police Department reported eight murders related to family violence in 2012. This was two more than occurred in 2011. Statewide in Texas, 150 women died at the hands of their domestic partners in 2010 while the total number of domestic violence incidents throughout the state decreased from 2010 to 2011.A domestic violence conviction can have serious consequences for an individual. The penalties imposed by a judge at sentencing can be a period of incarceration in jail or state prison, fines and probation. A temporary restraining order or a protective order issued by a court can prevent a person from return home or being around other family members.