If the alleged victim is saying anything about being hit or grabbed or otherwise assaulted on the neck or mouth, the odds of a felony charge are going to increase dramatically.
Texas law very broadly defines “family member” to include anyone living in your household, or who you’ve ever been in a dating relationship with, even if you never lived together.
Removed from active duty pending two investigations, Sanchez posted ,500 bail Thursday, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Some researchers believe the actual number of male victims is likely to be greater than law enforcement statistics suggest due to the high number of men who do not report their abuse.
IPV against men is a controversial area of research, with terms such as gender symmetry, battered husband syndrome and bidirectional IPV provoking a great deal of debate.
Felony-level family violence cases often involve choking or impeding the person’s breath or circulation by applying pressure to the neck or throat, or my blocking the person’s nose or mouth.
Such allegations carry the potential of significant prison time.