Handcuffs and fingerprints on a criminal record.

Can You Seal Your Criminal Record in Texas?

Dealing with the aftermath of a criminal conviction can be overwhelming. Not only must you pay any fines and do the time required of you by the court, but you are also left to deal with the impact of your conviction for the remainder of your life. From finding a new job to applying for […]

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Woman in a relationship with domestic violence.

When Does Domestic Violence Become a Felony?

Domestic violence – known under Texas law as Assault Family Violence –  is one of the most common types of offenses. Domestic violence can either be considered a misdemeanor or a felony, which can impact your consequences. But how do we determine the classification of each incident? Domestic violence includes either physical or sexual violence […]

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Man committing petty theft.

Are Shoplifting and Petty Theft the Same Thing?

Texas, like most states, determines the classification and punishment of a theft offense, like petty theft or shoplifting, and based upon the value of what is stolen and sometimes the type of property that has been stolen.  What is Petty Theft? Texas state law defines petty theft as those crimes that involve smaller amounts of […]

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Man meeting with his probation officer.

Defining Probation in Houston

Probation is a court-ordered sanction that someone is put on when they have been. When an individual is placed on probation, he or she is still allowed to remain in the community but must report to a probation officer. It is important to note that this option is not always on the table. Some crimes […]

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Attorney explaining the law of parties to client.

What Is the “Law of Parties?”

If you were ever punished along with your sibling for something that they did when you were with them, then you already have a slight understanding of the Texas “law of parties.” The law of parties allows for one individual to be held criminally liable for actions committed by others.  Under <, everyone who participates […]

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Ceja Law Firm PLLC discusses why drones can be a problem, and a solution, for crime.

Drones Prove to Be Both the Problem and Solution for Crime

The concept of drones is quite remarkable. Drones, which are remotely-controlled, unmanned aerial vehicles, have been widely available for public use for about five years. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, approximately 1.5 million drones – both commercial and recreational – have been registered in the U.S., though it does not account for those that […]

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Ceja Law Firm discusses how animal cruelty may become a federal crime in the United States.

Animal Cruelty May Soon Become a Federal Crime

When it comes to the treatment of animals and the law, our pets have always been looked at as property; no different than a couch or a car. However, it finally seems that they are beginning to receive more well-deserved protection as the sentient and loving beings that we know them to be. The recent […]

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