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Change To Texas Stalking Laws

In regards to changes that the Texas Legislature made to family violence statutes this past session, there was a whole lot of not much. However, in recent years we have seen the expansion of the definition of family violence to include not just spouses, but to include those involved in a dating relationship with the alleged victim.

This past session, the Texas Legislature expanded the defintion of stalking to include an individual with whom the person has a dating relationship. Now, a person committs the offense of stalking if, on more than one occassion and according to a common scheme or plan, engages in conduct that the person will consider to be threatening bodily injury to another or a family member, including a person with whom he or she has a dating relationship.

If you have been charged with family violence, contact a Plano criminal defense attorney today. Here are some case results that we have obtained for some of our clients.