Domestic violence registry proposed for Texas

A Texas State Representative has proposed a domestic violence registry for the state of Texas. The registry would work the same as the sex offender registry does in most states.

People who have been convicted of domestic violence more than three times will be compelled to register as a repeat offender. The registry would include the name, picture and death of birth of the offender.

The idea behind the registry is so women can look up potential partners to see if they have any history of domestic violence. According to statistics, nearly one our of every four woman has been the victim of domestic violence and this registry would be a way for the woman to be warned before entering a potentially dangerous relationship.

If you or a loved one has been wrongfully charged with domestic violence, contact the Dallas domestic abuse lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Montgomery County man first prosecuted under new Texas domestic violence law

A man from Montgomery County was the first to be prosecuted under a new domestic violence law that was passed in Texas.

The new law states that if their is evidence of repeated domestic violence then then person can be sentenced more harshly.The man had previously been convicted of forgery, robbery, and burglary and was accused of being abusive to his girlfriend.

The woman was found beaten on the side of the road on the first offense and the second offense, police were called to the motel she was staying at. She would still not testify against her boyfriend. The new law states that if there are two or more family violence incidents within one year, it is now a third-degree felony.

If you or a family member has been charged with domestic violence, these charges can change your life. Contact the Dallas domestic abuse lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Domestic violence reported at the home of former Texas Tech defensive coordinator

According to a new station in the area, a domestic dispute broke out at the home of the former defensive coordinator for Texas Tech.

An unidentified 33-year-old woman alleged a domestic violence took place at the home of of the 38-year-old James Willis. When police arrived, Willis was not there.

Police did not say the name of the alleged aggressor, but the incident took place at his home and the news said that it was a 38-year-old man and he recently turned 38. No arrests have been made, but the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic violence, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact Dallas domestic assault lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Handcuffed man drives off in Dallas police patrol car

A man from Grand Prairie drove off in a Dallas Police patrol car after being handcuffed and arrested by police.

The man got away from the scene and area police continue to look for the 31-year-old man after he abandoned the car in Arlington. The man was arrested after a domestic violence call was made at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday when reports were made that the man has assaulted his girlfriend.

When police arrived the man was arrested and put in the back of the patrol vehicle. He then got behind the wheel and drove off while police officers stood nearby. They later found the vehicle 20 minutes later in Arlington, but the man had already fled the scene.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a serious crime, you need experienced representation on your side in order to help you during this difficult time. Contact the Dallas domestic abuse lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas forum will be discussing domestic violence

Last Friday, a forum was held in order to discuss the issue of domestic violence and the effects that it has on young women and girls.

The panel included professors, a judge and executive members of Our Friends Place, a residential home for young women who have been abused or neglected. An Emmy-award winning reporter, Rebecca Aguilar, moderated the forum. The forum was free, but there was a buffet lunch that will cost $9 to $12.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic violence, these charges could change your life. You need experienced representation on your side during the difficult time, contact the Dallas domestic violence lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Detective in Harligen arrested from domestic violence incident

Over the fourth of July weekend, a detective from Harlingen was arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident.

Investigators believe that the man became angry when he found out that his sons did not want to move back to Texas and live with him. According to the 39-year-old man’s wife, his sons do not want to live with him because of his abusive tendencies and drinking problem.

His wife also told officials that the man started punching home appliances and threatened to kill his wife and himself. The wife also said that the man was yelling that he would not go down without a fight after the authorities were called.  Authorities found the man’s department-issued gun and seized it.

If you or a loved one has charged with a serious crime such as domestic violence, contact the Dallas domestic abuse attorneys of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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