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What Is Double Jeopardy and Does It Apply to Me? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law October 26, 2016 The Truth About Double Jeopardy in Texas Under the laws of the United States and the state of Texas, a person can be charged with a criminal offense if there is a reasonable suspicion that they are guilty of breaking the law.
State and Federal Drug Laws In every state in the country, possessing, manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs is a serious crime. The majority of the time, people are charged with low-level drug offenses at the state level. In certain circumstances, however, drug crimes are prosecuted by the federal government.
Elderly Person Abuse: Texas Laws and Consequences Posted by Matthew Sharp under Fraud, Violent Crime October 12, 2016 Elder Abuse Laws in Texas Under Texas law, certain groups of people are considered protected citizens. This usually includes young children and elderly people. Because these people may be more vulnerable to abuse due to their age or physical capabilities, th ...
Explaining White-Collar Crimes in Texas White-collar crimes are illegal actions which typically involve the misuse or misappropriation of finances. They are distinguished from other types of crimes because they do not often involve violence or threats of violence. While many low-level crimes, such as robbery and theft, involve physically taking money from a person or a busine ...
Texas Laws On Boating While Intoxicated Spending some time on the lake or a river is a common pastime in Texas. Many people enjoy celebrating holidays or simply spending a relaxing weekend fishing or boating on Texas rivers and lakes. In many cases, these outings include the consumption of alcohol.
Battery vs. Assault Laws in Texas The crimes of assault and battery occur together so frequently that incidents of physical violence between two or more people may simply be called “assault and battery.” However, while these two offenses share some similar characteristics, they are actually two distinct behaviors.
Medical Fraud in Texas: Taking Advantage of the Health Care System Posted by Matthew Sharp under Fraud September 14, 2016 The Truth About Medical Fraud in Texas Millions of Texans rely on healthcare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, to help pay for their medical expenses. These useful programs can help to cover the costs of doctor visits, operations and prescriptions f ...
What Is a Federal Crime? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Federal September 7, 2016 Explaining Federal Crimes If you’re arrested in the state of Texas, you may have to face prosecution in a court of law. Most people face prosecution in a state court for a case that stemmed from violating a state law.
Game Room Laws in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Organized Crime August 31, 2016 Gambling Laws and Regulations in Texas Many people are familiar with the wildly popular card game known as “Texas Hold ‘Em.” This card game has become so popular that it is regularly featured in poker tournaments that offer cash prizes in the millions of dollars.
Texas Laws Regarding Threats Posted by Matthew Sharp under Threats August 24, 2016 The Legal Issues of Threats in Texas Sometimes, people let their words get the best of them. In the heat of the moment or in a fit of anger, we have all likely said some things that we regret. Unfortunately, you can’t take back some statements when you have cooled off and are thinking rationally.
Accidental Crimes and Ignorance of the Law Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law August 17, 2016 What Happens If You Accidentally Commit A Crime In Texas? Many people have heard the saying “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” While it is true that someone who breaks a law that they did not know existed can still be penalized, ignorance of the law can create complex legal situations.
Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle: How Texas Prosecutes Those That Flee Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law August 10, 2016 What Happens When You Evade Arrest In A Vehicle in Texas? It’s the kind of thing that you can see all the time on the news or on television shows: someone commits a crime and then runs from the cops, causing a vehicular chase.
Animal Abuse Laws in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Animal Cruelty August 3, 2016 Laws And Penalties For Animal Abuse in Texas Texas is home to millions of animal owners. Not only are many Texans proud to own livestock animals, many of them are also happy owners of pets. While most pet owners go to great lengths to ensure the health, safety and happiness of their animal ...
Texas Search and Seizure Laws: What the Police Can and Can’t Do Posted by Matthew Sharp under Search and Seizure July 27, 2016 Search and Seizure in Texas In the course of investigations, law enforcement officers may sometimes confiscate a person’s property as evidence. Texas state law and the U.S. Constitution both allow this activity to take place but only under certain circumstances.
Texas Computer Crimes: Laws and Regulations Posted by Matthew Sharp under Computer Crimes July 20, 2016 Texas Laws on Computer Crimes Nearly everyone uses a computer at some point during their day. These high-tech machines have become indispensable for work, recreation and school. When we’re not using a computer or laptop, we’re often browsing websites and social media on sma ...