• 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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  • Embezzlement: Texas Laws, Definitions, and Defenses

    Texas Embezzlement Laws Financial crimes in Texas are a unique category of illegal offenses. While many actions are criminalized because they threaten the public safely or physically endanger other people, financial crimes are violations that threaten the economic security of others. Financial crimes can occur in a variety of settings, from small local banks to huge business enterprises.

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  • Types of Vehicular Crimes in Texas

    Breaking The Law In A Vehicle In Texas In the state of Texas, driving a vehicle on public roads is a privilege, not a right. When motorists drive on roadways and highways in the state, they are expected to abide by all applicable laws and exercise a duty of care. This means that drivers are expected to operate their vehicle in a way that is safe and which does not endanger th ...

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  • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

    Comparison of Drug Laws in Texas Texas has a reputation for being tough on drugs. While there is some truth to this belief, drug laws in Texas are not necessarily all the same. The laws and the associated penalties for drug violations can be very different based on the type and amount of drugs involved in a particular case.

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  • What Happens When Someone Drops Charges Against You?

    What Happens When Someone Drops Charges Against You? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law January 25, 2017 There are any number of reasons that could lead to being arrested, and almost as many reasons for having your original charge dropped or dismissed. In this post we’ll take a look at why charges may be dropped and then review your options for clearing your arrest from your record.

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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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  • When Drinking In Public Becomes a Crime

    When Drinking In Public Becomes a Crime Posted by Matthew Sharp under DWI/DUI February 15, 2017 Texas is a big state with a whole lot to do, see and learn. Here’s a fun fact you might not have known about: in Texas, it’s not illegal to drink in public. Does that mean you can freely drink as much as you want wherever you go in Texas? No, there are specifics to the alcohol la ...

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  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    The decision to urinate in a public place can have lasting negative consequences. You may be charged with indecent exposure. If that has already happened to you or a loved one, you need to know the definition of indecent exposure, what legal defenses may be available, and, if convicted, the punishments that may apply to you.

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  • What Is a Property Crime?

    A property crime mainly consists of burglaries and criminal trespasses. However, there are other forms of offenses that are classified under property crimes in Texas. Burglary and criminal trespasses are serious forms of property crimes in Texas. They can result in serious implications such as long-term imprisonment, huge fines and criminal bookings.

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