The state of Texas is concerned about the dangers of domestic and wants
to protect many individuals from being harmed by abusive spouses, partners,
parents, or other relatives. That is why the state has allowed the creation
of a Texas domestic violence registry. Similar to a sex offender registry,
the new domestic violence registry will be run by the Texas Department
of Public Safety and will list all domestic violence offenders in the area.
This will allow individuals to steer clear of abusive and dangerous people.
This is also an effective measure at preventing domestic violence, as
many individuals would not want to be listed on this public registry where
their friends and family could see their offenses and note that they are
dangerous. Once the domestic violence registry is up and running, it will
list all three-time domestic violence offenders. They will be listed at
repeat offenders. The registry will be posted online for free public access.
It will list every offender's name, birth date, and even recent photographs
or mug shots of each man or woman listed.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says that there were 177,983 reported
instances of domestic violence in the year 2011 alone. About 40% of these
incidents involved violence against a spouse, and about 16% of all cases
were violence against a child. 44% of all cases were violence against
other family members. The state of Texas defines domestic violence as
an act by a member of a family or household against another member of
the same household. The act must be aimed to promote physical harm. If
you are currently dealing with a domestic violence situation, hire a
Plano family attorney to help you. The lawyers at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can tackle family
law cases and will represent your interests in your court case!