Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

The use of force in domestic situations that causes bodily injury, threatens to cause bodily harm, or causes any kind of physical contact the other person may regard as offensive or provocative is called domestic violence.

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

Domestic violence in Texas means an assault against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner including:

  • intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
  • intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury
  • intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another that the offender knows or reasonably should know the victim will find provocative or offensive

Possible Defenses

  • Unintentional or mistake
  • Lack of knowledge
  • No offense occurred
  • Self-defense

The use of force in domestic situations that causes bodily injury, threatens to cause bodily harm, or causes any kind of physical contact the other person may regard as offensive or provocative is called domestic violence.

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

Domestic violence in Texas means an assault against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner including:

  • intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
  • intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury
  • intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another that the offender knows or reasonably should know the victim will find provocative or offensive

Possible Defenses

  • Unintentional or mistake
  • Lack of knowledge
  • No offense occurred
  • Self-defense

The use of force in domestic situations that causes bodily injury, threatens to cause bodily harm, or causes any kind of physical contact the other person may regard as offensive or provocative is called domestic violence.

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

Domestic violence in Texas means an assault against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner including:

  • intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
  • intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury
  • intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another that the offender knows or reasonably should know the victim will find provocative or offensive

Possible Defenses

  • Unintentional or mistake
  • Lack of knowledge
  • No offense occurred
  • Self-defense

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