Recent Posts in Family Violence / Assault / Domestic Violence Category

  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 A couple of months ago, we wrote a blog about the Ellis County Volunteer Firefighter Department. This morning, eight people from the sexual assault were indicted by the grand jury. The volunteer firefighters were arrested back in April due to a sexual harassment/hazing incident having to do with a chorizo sausage and a broomstick. ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 When you think of firefighters, you think of bravery and courage. You normally have such high respect for the men and women who risk their lives for our safety. But then you hear of incidents such as the one I'm about to talk to you about, and you feel somewhat embarrassed that this would happen. Recently in Ellis County, five ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 The year 2015 is said to be one of the most interesting years. With all our advancements and setbacks made in previous years, American's are hopeful that this year will be different. In order to start off the New Year here are a couple of new laws that have passed for 2015. First I would like to talk about the new laws that are ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Image courtesy of Google.com. We recently discussed about the UVA rape allegations and how more universities were being put in the spotlight for their non-prevention of sexual assault. Here is another case taking place locally that shows that this is very serious and should be taken care of. We have talked a little about sexual ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Recently we just talked about the alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. We talked about the sensitivity of the issue and how universities need to be more proactive to prevent these types of cases. We have to acknowledge the fact that there are numerous of false rape allegations each year that make these cases hard to ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 Warning: Contains sensitive material. The University of Virginia is temporarily suspending all Greek Life until January 9 th. The suspension took place after a Rolling Stones article that claimed a student was ganged rape after being invited to a fraternity party. College is an exciting place for some, but for others it is a scary ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.483.8000 A few weeks ago, a man was arrested for public intoxication and simple assault at the DFW airport. Twenty-seven-year-old, McCleish Christmas Benham had verbally assaulted a female American Airlines gate agent. Benham was then asked by a man to calm down and was also alerted that the police were on their way. Benham reacted by calling ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photos courtesy of google.com. So often we see celebrities and professional athletes in the public eye who seem to get more second chances than an average person. It amazes me how evidence can make one case appear more extreme then another, causing our opinions of second chances to change. The first person I would like to talk about ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas 940.580.2899 Photo courtesy of google.com. A protective order is a civil court order issued to prevent continuing acts of family violence. Protective Orders can also be used to stop the person from committing further acts of violence, such as harassment, threats, or communication with the victim. Each protective order has certain conditions that ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Image courtesy of google.com. In our last blog we mentioned that during an assault/ family violence case, by law the police must make an arrest. The question is, who is more likely to get arrested? Lets say we have a client who is married. Lets say he and his wife have a huge fight. The wife is accusing the husband of ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 So often in family violence cases, we have clients that come in with the same old “he said/ she said” story. The fact is we are not there. We rely on statements and evidence to piece everything together for us. But what happens once those statements are skewed? For example, let’s say we have a client and ...
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  • Safe Haven Law- Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas

    || 23-Jul-2014

    Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Photo courtesy of google.com. Last week we talked about the tragic story of Justin Ross Harris and how he was charged with felony murder and cruelty to a child in the second-degree. We talked about his actions and possible motives for his actions. In our blog, we also talked about what the Texas law says about these ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Recently on the news, there was a story of a dad who left his 22-month-old baby in the car. There were lots of comments saying this man should not be punished. Some believed the death of his son was a punishment of its own. However, what appeared as an accident has taken a turn for the worst. According to Fox News, ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 In one of latest blog posts, we talked about child abuse in correlation to substance abuse. But in reality, child abuse happens anywhere and everywhere. Every time I turn on the news, I see a new story about a child being beat up or even killed by their parents. However, when I think about it, it’s actually the same ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs. It contains a chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which specifically targets brain cells. The chemical compound of THC is similar to other types of compounds used by the body, which allows the brain cells to accept the compound and allows the user to ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Image Courtesy of google.com Imagine a 14-year-old girl being sold, beat up, drugged, and raped repeatedly. She is only 14 and is being forced to live a life of addiction and violence. She didn’t ask for it. But the sad issue at hand is she is not the only one who faces this awful faith. According to the U.S. State ...
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  • Police standoff in Victory Park ends with no injuries

    || 26-Mar-2014

    Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton Texas 940.580.2899 940.483.8000 Victory park area, in Dallas, was put on lockdown Tuesday March 25th after a man shot bullets out of his fifth story apartment window. No injuries were reported. The whole area was put on lockdown because of the highly populated area and the elevation in which the man shout at. Police did not want to risk the safety of ...
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  • Woman Faces Criminal Charges for Stabbing Over Board Game

    || 17-Oct-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com This week's bizarre crime story comes courtesy of a woman in New Mexico who faces assault charges for stabbing a man after a dispute over the rules of the popular board game Monopoly. According to The Smoking Gun, 60-year-old Laura Chavez and her boyfriend were playing monopoly at the woman's Santa Fe apartment when the two ...
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  • Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com Tuesday, a mom of four in England sealed her fate with a click of the mouse: Hayley Jones changed her Facebook status from "married" to "single" and was fatally stabbed by Brian Lewis, a jealous boyfriend, according to the London Daily Mail. Jones isn't the first to meet a tragic end after a seemingly ...
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  • Family Violence and Refusal to Answer a Subpoena

    || 2-Aug-2012

    Tim Powers Law Office of Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com If you practice in Denton County, you may not know this, but the subpoenas issued in criminal cases involving family violence (domestic violence) by the District and County Clerks offices contain language which inadvertently coerces a person into compliance. The subpoenas state that refusal to answer a subpoena could result in the ...
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  • Assault by “Impeding the Normal Breathing or Circulation” By Denton County, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Tim Powers 940.580.2899 www.timpowers.com In 2008, the Texas Legislature amended the assault statute to add section 22.01(b)(2)(B) which makes it a 3rd degree felony when, “the offense is committed by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or ...
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