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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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Social Media Identity Theft

Identity Theft in the Social Media Era Identity theft is not a new crime. It’s been around for decades and continues to impose harsh consequences for those who are accused. However, a rather ...
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Texas Drug Schedules

A Deeper Look at TX Controlled Substance Schedules The war on drugs is alive and well in the US. Drugs are not treated lightly by any means, and as a result, crimes involving drugs can be prosecuted ...
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What is 'Theft of Service' in Texas?

Have you been arrested and charged with “theft of service” under Section 31.04 of the Texas Penal Code? If so, you may be wondering what “theft of service” is exactly. After ...
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Penalties for Marijuana in Texas

By now, you’ve heard all about marijuana legalization and decriminalization. As of this writing, for example, 14 states and territories have legalized marijuana, including but not limited to ...
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What is Unlawful Restraint in Texas?

Have you been accused of unlawfully restraining another person in Texas? If so, what does “unlawful restraint” mean and what does the crime involve? Under Section 20.02 of the Texas Penal ...
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COVID-19 Creates Breeding Ground for Criminal Behavior

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to mass unemployment, and whenever a community, state, or nation experiences a surge in unemployment, people start to get desperate and they begin doing things ...
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Can I Obtain a Passport if I Have a Felony?

It’s safe to say that most Americans travel abroad at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a cruise, a European vacation, a trip across the border to our neighbors Canada or Mexico, or ...
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Arrested for DWI in Texas, What's Next?

Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas? If so, you may be panicking right about now. You may be worried about jail, a criminal record, fines, your auto insurance premiums, ...
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Traveling Abroad With a Criminal Record

It’s very common for U.S. citizens to travel outside the United States. Americans frequently travel to Canada, Europe, and Mexico for vacation. They often travel for pleasure, work, for school, ...
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Help, I'm Incarcerated & Can't Pay Child Support!

If you’re facing criminal charges in Texas and you’re a noncustodial parent, you probably have questions about your child support obligation. “Do I have to pay child support while ...
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Who Decides if I Accept a Plea Bargain?

If you’re facing criminal charges, you probably have numerous questions and reasonably so. One question that almost every defendant asks, especially if it’s the first time they’ve ...
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Administrative License Revocation Program (ALR) in Texas

Are you facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Texas? If so, soon you’ll hear about the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) program, if you haven’t already. Under ...
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Do Incarcerated Parents Pay Child Support in Texas?

If you are facing criminal charges in Texas and you’re a noncustodial parent who pays child support, surely, you’re wondering if you would have to pay child support if you were sentenced ...
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Possessing Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle in Texas

It can be tempting to bring home that expensive bottle of wine you didn’t finish when you had dinner at a fancy restaurant. It may feel natural to enjoy a bottle of beer as you ride passenger in ...
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