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How Serious Is Cyberbullying? What Are the Laws in Texas? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Internet Crimes, Threats September 2, 2015 Cyberbullying Is a Serious Criminal Offense in Houston Most adults can tell stories of their childhood experiences dealing with a schoolyard bully who found pleasure in intimidating other children.
Fact and Fiction: Prostitution Posted by Matthew Sharp under Sex Crimes November 18, 2015 Prostitution Facts in Texas The crime of prostitution is unique because it has existed for centuries. Sometimes called “the world’s oldest profession“, the act of selling sex for money occurs throughout the world and Texas is no exception.
Computer Crimes: Is All Hacking Equally Bad? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Computer Crimes, White Collar Crimes September 30, 2015 Computer Crimes and Hacking in Texas Nearly everyone who uses a computer to access the Internet has heard of hackers. These computer experts use their technical skills to bypass security measures and gain access to private information.
Drug Trafficking and Distribution Laws in Texas Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes August 19, 2015 Being charged with a drug trafficking offense in Texas is a serious matter. A conviction for drug trafficking can lead to years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. A charge for drug distribution can apply to many different cases involving different types and amounts of drugs.
Are ‘No Refusal’ DUI Checkpoints Legal? Can I Still Refuse? Posted by Matthew Sharp under DWI/DUI August 5, 2015 “No Refusal” DWI Checkpoints in Texas Many drivers in Texas may have come across a DWI checkpoint at one time or another. These checkpoints allow police officers to interview drivers in order to determine if a driver appears intoxicated.
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon: Serious Crime, Serious Consequences Posted by Matthew Sharp under Assault, Threats November 4, 2015 Imagine what you would do if you were a truck driver sitting in your vehicle when you heard the sound of air escaping from a tire, and you saw a man standing by it holding a knife. After getting out of your truck, you confront the man who runs away.
Theft, Robbery, Larceny, and Burglary: Words for the Same Thing? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, Theft October 7, 2015 Explaining Theft, Robbery, Larceny and Burglary in Texas Theft, robbery, larceny and burglary are some fairly common criminal offenses that are relatively well-known.
House Arrest: Who Is Eligible and How Do I Request It? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Sentencing August 12, 2015 House Arrest in Texas The subject of house arrest comes up often in movies and television shows but many people may not know how it works in the real world. Although it is not common for defendants to be sentenced to house arrest, it is still used in some cases.
Embezzlement and White Collar Theft Posted by Matthew Sharp under White Collar Crimes August 26, 2015 The act of embezzlement is considered a white-collar type of theft. While most people may think of theft as the act of taking property which belongs to another person, white-collar theft involves property or money which is stolen in a business setting.
Forgery: Texas Laws Regarding Falsifying Documents Posted by Matthew Sharp under Felonies, Fraud September 9, 2015 Forgery Laws in Texas In Texas, forgery is defined as an illegal action that involves using false information to create, alter or sign a document for the purpose of fraud or harming another person.
Bribes and Corruption Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, White Collar Crimes November 11, 2015 Bribes and Corruption in Texas When most people think about cases of criminal corruption, they may imagine money changing hands in secret or cash being paid to influence important decisions. Under Texas state law, using bribery or corruption to change the outcome of decisio ...
What the RICO Act? What Does It Cover? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Organized Crime September 16, 2015 What Is the RICO Act? When people talk about legal cases involving the RICO Act, they are usually referring to cases of organized crime. This is because Congress established the RICO Act in 1970 to create specific laws to deal with incidents of organized crime groups like the Mafia.
Parole: Early Release from Jail Posted by Matthew Sharp under Uncategorized October 14, 2015 Parole In Texas When a person is sentenced to imprisonment in the Texas correctional system, they are assigned a certain length of time that they must serve before they can be released. In some cases, a person may have to serve the entire length of this sentence before they can qualify for release.
I’ve Been Falsely Accused of Rape. What Can I Do? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Sex Crimes July 29, 2015 False Rape Accusations in Texas Being accused of rape in Texas is a very serious matter. Although the majority of rape claims are based in reality, some people may face false claims of rape at some point in their lives. These false claims can have serious, long-lasting complications.