Domestic violence continues to be problematic in many Texas homes, as well as other areas throughout the nation. As a parent, it can be extremely frightening when a violent situation erupts, especially if your children are present, and, therefore, at risk for potential danger. When police respond to such calls, they often have to make split-second decisions after quickly surveying a situation in order to determine how best to proceed to keep everyone safe. One of those decisions might lead to someone's arrest.
If the arrest involves alleged wrongful actions committed against you, the criminal court may determine a need for issuing an emergency ruling against the defendant. This type of order can keep a parent and/or children safe on a short-term basis before charges are formally in place.