Deion Sander’s sued by wife, Pilar after claiming abuse

Pilar Sanders has now filed two lawsuits against husband, Deion Sanders alleging “emotional and physical abuse, mental distress, public humiliation and financial loss.”

The two lawsuits amount to nearly $200 million and she claims that she was the victim of abuse and that libelous claims were made against her repeatedly.

One of the lawsuits stems from an incident that occurred at their Prosper, Texas home in February. The alleged libelous claims come from posts that Deion posted onto Twitter about Pilar. The former Dallas Cowboy football player filed for divorce from Pilar in December.

If you or a loved one has been the charged with domestic violence, these charges can have a serious effect on your life. Contact the Dallas domestic violence lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today and discussing your options.

Austin area schools participate in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Six Austin area school districts are participating in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month throughout the month of February.

The initiative is aiming to create awareness of teen dating violence in order to prevent it from occurring. The six districts include Pflugerville, Manor, Austin, Eanes, Del Valle, and Lake Travis.

Athletes at the districts will be wearing purple shoe laces at sporting events in order to draw attention to the campaign. Statistics show that nearly one in every five teens in a serious relationship have been hit by a partner.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic violence, you need representation on your side that can help you through this stressful process step by step. Contact the Dallas domestic abuse lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Austin sees rise in domestic violence cases

Austin police have reported a rise in the number of domestic violence cases in the city, especially in homicide cases.

There were 79 homicide cases in Austin since January 2010, a family member, roommate or significant other was a suspect in 23 of the cases. In 2009, there were six homicides that were related to domestic violence.

The state of Texas is also noticing the increase in domestic violence related crimes. In 2010, the Texas Council on Family Violence reported that 142 fatalities were family violence related. This number has increased 28 percent since the year before.

Officials have stated that the increase could be financial pressures on a relationship and law enforcement officials reporting claims more frequently.

If you or a loved one has been charged of domestic violence, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Dallas domestic violence lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007.

October is Domestic Violence Awarenes Month

Commissioners in East Texas proclaimed that October 2011 will be Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

There will be activities and programs set up that will work to improve the safety of those who have been the victims of domestic violence.

Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional,or  psychological that violates a person’s humanity, security and dignity. Support services offered include crisis intervention, support and offering a safe place for victims to stay.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic abuse, this can be a difficult time in your life. Contact the Dallas domestic abuse lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

UTPA officials alerted in domestic violence incident

Officials at the University of Texas Pan America alerted students after a man was seen near campus with an AK-47 after a nearby domestic violence dispute.

The incident occurred at an off campus apartment when their was an argument between a man and a woman. The man then grabbed his belongings and left the scene on foot. One of the items was an AK-47 that was in a case.

Police alerted students about this because they wanted them to be aware of an armed suspect nearby, but did not think that he was going to use the weapon. Officials wanted to talk to the man about the incident that was reported.

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

San Antonio panel discusses domestic violence issue

Legislators and a panel of activists are now discussing the issue of domestic violence after a recent number of fatalities that police believe are domestic violence related.

Some of the items that were discussed were the bills, House Bill 119 and Senate Bill 116, which are both being sponsored in the current legislative session.

If put into action the bills will expand a protective order that will make sure that all people that could harm a protected person are covered. Other bills that are receiving support are ones that promote a database for people that have been accussed of domestic violence.

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

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.

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.

Judge charged with hitting girlfriend

A probable cause court magistrate has recently been put on unpaid leave after being accused of hitting a woman that he was dating. He has been charged with family violence and is free on $1,500 bail.

The 52-year-old man was arrested in late April on charges of assault of a family member, a Class A misdemeanor. If found guilty he could serve up to a year in prison.

The man is one of the five people who hears cases in the probably cause court. A committee of state district judges voted to put the man on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic abuse, contact the Dallas domestic abuse attorney of the law offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 to discuss you legal options.

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