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October 2019

Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: TX

By Policy, Texas

TEXAS allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In a protective order in Texas, the court may prohibit a party from removing a pet, companion animal, or assistance animal, as defined by Section 121.002, Human Resources Code, from the possession of a person named in the order. (V.T.C.A., Family Code § 85.021) As per the Animal Legal & Historical…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: TX

By Policy, Texas

TEXAS is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. Illegal recording, a recording with criminal or tortious intent is a felony and can also result in civil damages. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As per the Upcounsel website1, Video surveillance laws differ greatly from state to state. There’s a total lack of…

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