Criminal Law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and prescribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. It includes the punishment of people who violate these laws. Criminal law varies according to jurisdiction, and differs from civil law, where emphasis is more on dispute resolution and victim compensation than on punishment.
Posts about Criminal Law
    • Driving With a Suspended License: Texas Laws and Penalties

      Driving With a Suspended License: Texas Laws and Penalties Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, DWI/DUI March 15, 2017 Texas will suspend or revoke a person’s driving privileges for numerous reasons. A suspended license means a person’s driving privileges were temporarily taken away. The person can’t operate a motor vehicle for a specific time such as six months or one year.

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  • What Happens When Someone Drops Charges Against You?

    …, trafficking in persons, leaving the scene of an accident with fatality 10 years: crime against elderly or disabled, arson, compelling prostitution 7 years: most financial crimes and identity theft 2 years: misdemeanors Is It Possible to Sue Someone Who Made a False Accusation Against Me? Judges and prosecuting attorneys, as well as their staffs and police…

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  • Expungement: Removing Crimes from Public Records

    … Criminal charges and convictions tend to follow individuals long after the case and sentencing period end. A criminal record can affect job prospects, a professional reputation, and personal relationships. Certain charged and convicted criminals can petition for the expunction of felony and misdemeanor arrests. HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED…

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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…

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  • Lawyer, Flop House Operators Charged with Medicaid Fraud

    … Anti-Kickback Statute is a criminal law that prohibits the exchange of anything of value in an effort to induce the referral of federal health care program business. It doesn’t matter whether you paid, received, solicited or offered the bribe. New York has a similar law. Kickbacks and bribes are illegal in all 50 states. Regulators believe…

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  • What Happens If I Fail to Appear in Court?

    … issue a bench warrant for that person’s arrest. A bench warrant is an official document which states that law enforcement officers are allowed to arrest you and place you in jail for failure to appear in court. This means that a law enforcement officer, usually a warrant officer, has the legal authority to come to your home or your place of work…

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  • What Is Double Jeopardy and Does It Apply to Me?

    … 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…

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  • Accidental Crimes and Ignorance of the Law

    … fires a rifle may be charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. In short, yes, you can be arrested, charged and convicted for violating a law even if you didn’t know that law existed or that your actions were illegal. However, such cases are often most affected at the sentencing phase. Punishments for Crimes of Ignorance In many cases, a person…

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  • Hate Crime Laws in Texas

    … 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…

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