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What Should I Do If I'm Arrested for State Jail Felony Theft in Texas?

Earlier this month, Roderick Jeffrey, owner of Aqua Kingz, a pool and hot tub service, was arrested on a felony theft charge in Denton County. According to EverythingLubbock.com, a digital news source ...
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What Are the Penalties for Performing an Abortion in Texas?

Following the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year, several states have enacted trigger laws regarding abortion. Trigger laws are born from ...
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What Should I Do If There's a Warrant for My Arrest in Texas?

Recently, a tragic event happened at a youth football game in Texas. According to USA Today, Yaqub Salik Talib, brother of former NFL player Aqib Talib, shot and killed Michael Hickmon, a former ...
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Can You Leave Your Child in Your Car While It's Running in Texas?

Tragically, several children have lost their lives throughout the years because they were left unattended in a hot car or truck. Few things, if any, are as sad as the death of a child, especially if ...
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What Is Indecent Assault in Texas?

Earlier this month, Justin Barrett Frazell, a former country radio station host in North Texas, pleaded no contest to a Denton County indecent assault charge. According to the Fort Worth ...
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Is Displaying a Firearm a Felony in Texas?

Earlier this month, a man attempted to evade Denton police by hiding under a pile of clothes, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Reportedly, the police were searching for the man because he was ...
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Can a Marijuana DWI Result in a Drug Possession Conviction?

In many cases, it can be difficult to prove that a driver was operating a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. A recent CBS 4 News article explained why this is an issue in Texas in ...
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Can I Get a Texas DWI on a Bicycle?

Many Texas residents ride bicycles to get around town, exercise, or even commute to work. In addition, some of them bike to bars and restaurants to avoid getting a DWI. But can you still get arrested ...
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Can Drug Possession Lead to a Felony?

Anyone who is caught possessing illegal drugs in the state of Texas will likely face criminal charges. Such a crime has a range of consequences, from fines to prison time. The consequences will depend ...
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How Could a Felony Conviction Alter My Life?

The severity of a charge someone accused of committing a crime will receive is generally based on the nature of the crime and how serious it was. Legally speaking, felonies are the most severe charges ...
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What Happens If I Violate My Probation?

In certain criminal cases, a judge may make the decision to allow someone convicted of a crime to serve a term of probation in place of a jail or prison sentence. Some may also qualify to end their ...
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How to Obtain an Occupational License After a TX DWI Arrest

If either your blood alcohol content (BAC) level was at least.08 percent or you refused to take a chemical test (e.g., breath or blood test) after getting arrested for a DWI in Texas, a police officer ...
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Can I Get a DWI If I Was Sleeping in My Car?

Many people believe that it’s perfectly OK to sleep off intoxication in their cars, but doing so could end up being more trouble than most anticipate. It’s understandable why so many would ...
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The Consequences of a DWI for a Commercial Driver in TX

Since commercial drivers are licensed to operate large vehicles that carry passengers or precious cargo, they are held to higher standards in comparison to noncommercial drivers. If a commercial ...
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What Does a State Jail Felony Mean in Texas?

Explore the Most Common Types of State Jail Felonies and What This Charge Could Mean for You You probably know that there are different types of felonies, but what you might not realize is that ...
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What Are the Four Types of Computer Crime?

A computer crime, also called a cybercrime, refers to the use of a computer as an instrument to commit illegal acts. This includes committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual ...
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What Is the Difference Between Jail and Prison?

What It Is Like in Jail People often throw around the terms “jail” and “prison” interchangeably, but there actually is a difference between the two. Both are designed as ...
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What Can I Expect at an ALR Hearing?

Why an ALR Hearing Would Be Necessary In the state of Texas, an Administrative Driver’s License Revocation (ALR) hearing is a civil process that occurs after an individual has been arrested for ...
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Is Graffiti an Art or a Crime?

Get the Defense You Need for Navigating Complicated Legal Boundaries For many people, graffiti is an art and a form of self-expression. Some popular street artists, like Banksy and Keith Haring, have ...
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Will a Misdemeanor Affect Getting a Job?

What Classifies a Misdemeanor and How It Can Impact Your Future The three basic classifications of criminal offenses are infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are petty offenses that ...
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What Is the Relationship Between Natural Disasters and Crime?

How the Texas Power Outage Impacted Crime Rates Many have deemed the response to the 2021 power outage in Texas a crime in and of itself. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner called on the state of Texas to ...
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What Are the Four Major Criminal Law Defenses?

Common Defenses We Argue in Criminal Cases As criminal defense attorneys, our job is to create reasonable doubt in a client’s case. Our goal is for the court to determine that guilt cannot be ...
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Factors Leading to Domestic Violence During the Holidays

8 Elements That May Result in Family Violence The holiday season is a time for family and friends to celebrate, give, and spread love and joy with each other. However, several factors such as COVID-19 ...
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How Are Rape and Statutory Rape Charges Different in TX?

Drawing the Line Between Rape & Statutory Rape Every state has its own age of consent laws. In Texas, the age of consent is 17, meaning anyone who is younger than 17 cannot legally consent to ...
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How Field Drug Tests Lead to Wrongful Arrests

Don’t Take “Positive” for an Answer NarcoPouch tests are presumptive field drug tests that police officers rely on to establish probable cause for arrests. Officers must establish ...
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