Texas does not take kindly to domestic assault charges in general, but when it comes to a domestic assault charges that involves choking or impeding breath, the punishments can be exceptionally harsh.
Actor Johnny Depp is in more of a pickle than what came out in the news recently. His soon to be ex-wife Amber Heard of a total of 15 months indicated that Depp was emotionally and physically abusive throughout their short marriage. In fact, she rolled into court today with her lawyers sporting a black eye. Heard indicated that she was on the phone with a girlfriend when Depp snatched it out of her hand in a fit of rage and she screamed for her girlfriend to call 911.
Following a series of arrests, several Dallas police officers are in various stages of the criminal justice system themselves. The officers face separate allegations of domestic violence. Their experiences demonstrate the negative consequences that can follow Texas criminal offense charges - not just convictions.