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3 Types of Fraud and How They Are Pursued in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Fraud July 13, 2016 3 Fraud Crimes in Texas Being accused of committing fraud in Texas is a very serious matter. These kinds of charges can lead to your arrest and you may have to undergo a trial as a result. The fact is that Texas courts and law enforcement take fraud cases very seriously and th ...
Pretrial Diversions and Interventions in Texas: When They Occur and How They Work Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Defendants' Rights July 6, 2016 Pretrial Diversions in Texas In Texas, being charged with certain offenses may not be the end of the line. Some people who are charged with lesser offenses may be given a chance to clear their record with a pretrial diversion.
The Criminal Investigation Process: How Authorities Investigate Criminal Matters Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law June 29, 2016 How Crimes Are Investigated in Texas Many people enjoy watching TV crime dramas in order to relax or just to enjoy. While it’s true that these shows are entertaining, they are not always entirely accurate.
Hate Crime Laws in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Violent Crime June 22, 2016 Texas Hate Crime Laws In Texas, crimes are prosecuted based on their degree of severity relative to other crimes as well as to moral standards. For example, a planned and premeditated murder is considered much more serious than a killing that resulted from a sudden and unplanned brawl.
Criminally Negligent Homicide in Texas: Laws and Consequences Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Manslaughter June 15, 2016 Texas Laws on Criminally Negligent Homicide Taking the life of another person is one of the most serious offenses that can be committed in Texas. There are a range of criminal charges that can be applied in a case involving the killing of another person.
Criminal Booking Process Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law June 8, 2016 Arrested in Texas: What Happens Now? Getting arrested in the state of Texas is never an enjoyable experience. No matter whether the charges are minor or severe, getting placed in handcuffs and transported to the county jail in the back of a squad car can be nerve-racking and intimidating.
Texas Theft Laws Posted by Matthew Sharp under Theft June 1, 2016 Theft Laws in Texas Everyone knows that it’s against the law to take things that don’t belong to you. It’s pretty straightforward: if you take property that belongs to someone else, whether by shoplifting or fraud, you can be arrested and charged with a crime.
Texas Perjury Laws and Penalties Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law May 25, 2016 Perjury Laws in Texas When someone is called to testify in a court of law, they are asked to swear to tell the complete truth. They are asked to take an oath regarding their honesty while they are delivering testimony during a trial.
Online Gambling Laws: How Texas Prosecutes Posted by Matthew Sharp under Computer Crimes May 18, 2016 Online Gambling Laws in Texas Online gambling is growing in popularity at a fast pace. Many people have encountered advertisements online for online casinos or online poker. While some of these games may seem like nothing more than harmless fun, the truth is that they are ill ...
Texas Open Container Laws: Is It Ever Legal? Posted by Matthew Sharp under DWI/DUI May 11, 2016 Open Container Laws in Texas Most people know that Texas law enforcement works hard to keep intoxicated motorists off of public roads and highways. Texas has a notorious reputation for being tough on cases of drunk or intoxicated driving.
Stalking Laws in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Threats May 4, 2016 The Truth About Stalking Laws in Texas Nearly everyone has been bothered by another person at some point or another. For example, a co-worker may repeatedly ask annoying questions or an ex-boyfriend may keep calling their former girlfriend only to immediately hang up.
Arson Charges: How Texas Treats Arsonists Posted by Matthew Sharp under Arson April 27, 2016 Arson Laws in Texas Every once in awhile, the news broadcasts in Texas may mention the story of a fire that blazed out of control and damaged large amounts of property. In some cases, fire departments and law enforcement conduct an investigation to determine whether or not the fire wa ...
Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance: Texas Laws and Penalties Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes April 20, 2016 Manufacturing Controlled Substances in Texas Texas is notoriously tough on drugs. Depending on the type and amount of the illegal substance, the penalties can vary widely and they can include financial penalties and prison time.
Texas Graffiti Laws Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Criminal Mischief April 13, 2016 Texas Graffiti Laws Whether it’s in Houston, Dallas or a small rural town, graffiti can be found on walls, trains and trees throughout the state of Texas. Some people argue that this type of spray-painted decoration is an art form that should be allowed, others claim that it is a ...
What is a Statute of Repose? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law April 6, 2016 Statutes of Repose in Texas In the course of some legal cases, a defense attorney may bring up the topic of a statute of repose. Although this phrase may be unfamiliar to most, it comes up on a regular basis in certain legal cases.