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.