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  • What’s the Difference Between Harassment and Stalking?

    Harassment vs. Stalking Laws in Texas Many laws in the state of Texas are intended to preserve public peace and order. As part of this goal, there are specific laws which are used to protect the safety and privacy of public citizens. This means that some acts, such as harassment and stalking, are criminal activities that can lead to arrest, prosecution and legal penalties.

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  • What Happens If I Fail to Appear in Court?

    The Reality of Failing To Appear In Court In Texas When a person is given a summons to appear in court in the state of Texas, they are entering into a type of obligation with their county and state. According to this obligation, that person is expected to appear in court at the appointed date and time. They are also expected to appear at court in a certain manner.

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  • Elderly Person Abuse: Texas Laws and Consequences

    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 ...

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  • What Are White-Collar Crimes?

    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 ...

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  • What Is a Federal Crime?

    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.

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  • Game Room Laws in Texas

    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.

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  • Texas Laws Regarding Threats

    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.

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  • Accidental Crimes and Ignorance of the Law

    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.

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