Continuous Violence Against the Family text over Texas flag in background
Continuous Violence Against the Family text over Texas flag in background

Continuous Violence Against the Family

The Continuous Violence Against the Family crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you assault a family member (and family is broadly defined) on two or more occasions within a twelve month period. Learn more detailed information about the Continuous Violence Against the Family offense below.

Have you been charged with Continuous Violence Against the Family? Call criminal lawyer Paul Saputo at (888) 239-9305 to discuss legal representation.

Continuous Violence Against the Family is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 6 “Offenses Against The Family,” Chapter 25 “Offense Against The Family.”

What is the current Texas law about Continuous Violence Against the Family?

The current Texas law is as follows:1

(a) A person commits an offense if, during a period that is 12 months or less in duration, the person two or more times engages in conduct that constitutes an offense under Section 22.01(a)(1) against another person or persons whose relationship to or association with the defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code.

How can I be charged with Continuous Violence Against the Family?

You can be charged with Continuous Violence Against the Family if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 25.11(a) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Continuous Violence Against the Family?

A conviction for Continuous Violence Against the Family is punished as a Felony of the Third Degree,2 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of up to 10 years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:

1 Texas Penal Code §25.11

2 Texas Penal Code §25.11(e)

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