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.

Law enforcement teams up to change domestic violence policy

South Texas law enforcement agencies are teaming up in order to try and change the policy of domestic violence cases.

It can take almost a year from when police respond to a domestic violence call to when the case makes it to court. During such a long period of time, people move and change their contact information and it becomes really hard to get in touch with the victims.

The police department in Corpus Christi along with the district attorney’s office are hoping that they can change this by having a counselor stay in touch with the victim and help them find the resources that they will need during this difficult time.

Also, a one-hour class on the cycle of abuse has become mandatory if a victim wants to drop the charges. This is done in order for the victim to make sure that they are making the right choice.

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

Dallas police officer arrested on domestic violence charges

A Dallas police officer was arrested last week on domestic violence charges after he was accused of hitting his girlfriend while she was holding their child.

The 26-year-old man was charged with family violence assault and family violence endangering a child after the incident occurred.

The incident began with a verbal argument outside of their apartment began and quickly escalated. The 27-year-old woman grabbed their baby in order to put him in the car to leave when the man allegedly slammed the car door on the woman’s leg.

She then grabbed the child and began to walk to the apartment and the man allegedly struck the back of her head and then grabbed both her arms and forced her onto the concrete steps. The incident is currently being investigated at this time.

 

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.

Charges of domestic violence dropped against Dallas police officer

A 34-year-old Dallas Police officer has had charges of domestic violence dropped against him after the alleged victim retracted the claims through a written report.

The arrest occurred late on a Saturday night at an apartment complex when the victim claimed that the 11-year police veteran choked her.

The following Monday, the woman retracted the statement and because there were no witnesses, the charges were dropped. An investigation into the incident is currently underway and the officer has been placed on administrative leave as a result of this.

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

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.

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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