Category Archives: Family Violence

More Women Arrested for Domestic Assault in Dallas with The First Battered Men’s Shelter in the Country?

This summer, Dallas made history with the opening of the first Battered Men’s Shelter in the United States.  This is a facility designed to help men who are victims of domestic violence and assault, just as battered women’s shelters have done for years. Dallas Opens First Battered Men’s Shelter in the Country This new men’s…


Loss of Privacy And Arrest in Texas: Hurting Your Job, Your Relationships, Your Life

You can be arrested under either federal or state law here in Texas. We’ve discussed how those two systems work side by side here in Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas. For more on the process of being detained, arrested, and released on bail, read: Out on Bail: Pre-Trial Conditions in Dallas, Fort Worth, and…


Manslaughter Case No Billed in Morris County, Texas

Mr. Lowe’s client got into a drunken argument with his father-in-law on Christmas day 2015.  The argument became physical and and Mr. Lowe’s client pushed his father-in-law off his father-in-law’s front porch of the father-in-law’s home in Naples, Texas.  The fall resulted in severe brain trauma.  The client’s wife was present when the altercation took…


Was Johnny Depp Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence? The Overlap Between Divorce Law and Criminal Defense

The crime of domestic violence is getting lots of media attention this week because — once again — Hollywood is providing a spotlight on criminal law and in doing so, educating the public about the reality of criminal acts and the harm that they cause to everyone involved. Which is a good thing. It’s only…


Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lessons

Tomorrow, the Dallas Grand Jury will hear from a prosecutor as the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office present its case against Johnny Manziel. The Grand Jury will hear the DA’s evidence that the former NFL quarterback physically assaulted his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, at the Hotel ZaZa in downtown Dallas back in January 2016 and again…


Domestic Violence in Dallas: Arrests Are a Priority for Dallas Police

Dallas crime rates are really high, and local law enforcement is doing all sorts of things to try and combat the skyrocketing numbers of criminal acts being reported in the Dallas area. There have been cries to oust the Dallas Police Chief, things are so bad — so far, Police Chief Brown is weathering the…


Family Violence in Texas: Crimes Based Upon Domestic Violence – It’s More Than a Fight That Turns Physical

  According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were 185,817 reports of family violence made to Texas law enforcement in 2014. Most will assume that these numbers reflect fights between men and women, either married couples or romantic relationships, where emotions got high and things turned physical. After all, that’s what everyone is…


Year in Review: Things for Dallas to Consider From a Criminal Defense Perspective

How Dangerous is It to Live or Work in Dallas County? Here we are at the end of another year. Let’s take a minute and consider where things stand as we enter 2016, from a North Texas Criminal Defense perspective: 1. Dallas County Is Really, Really Dangerous As reported by Grits for Breakfast this week,…


HAPPY HOLIDAYS: LET’S TALK ASSAULT CHARGES FROM A DALLAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE

Thanksgiving is two weeks away; New Year’s Eve is 49 days from today. We’re right in the middle of the 2015 Holiday Season. And with it, from a criminal defense perspective, the spotlight shifts to reports of police arrests for assault. All different kinds of assault. It’s true that this time of year does seem…


Killings in Dallas: Felony Charges When Someone Kills in Texas

Killing Someone Isn’t Always Capital Murder in Texas Four people were killed in the eastern part of Dallas on Monday. In one day, four killings happened in a pretty small part of town considering the size of the Dallas metroplex. Add to that several other killings that were reported over the past week, and there…