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Texas House Passes Domestic Violence Registry Legislation

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!