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
  • 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…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
  • Lawyer, Flop House Operators Charged with Medicaid Fraud

    … taxpayers everywhere. NY Attorney General Lead Prosecutor In announcing the arrests of Cornachio and the Baumblits earlier this month, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “We allege that the defendants engaged in a deliberate scheme to exploit those struggling with substance abuse in order to line their own pockets with millions…

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  • What Happens If I Fail to Appear in Court?

    …, if you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime greater than a Class C offense, you may be charged with a Class A misdemeanor for failure to appear. This is punishable by: Up to one year in county jail A fine of up to $4000 If you were charged with a Class C misdemeanor or an infraction that was punishable by a fine only, you can be charged…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
  • 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

    … 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…

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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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  • Criminal Booking Process

    … 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…

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