catfishing

Can “Catfishing” Land You in Jail?

The use of the Internet has created another world in which many people choose to hide behind their computers. Speaking with others online requires no proof that you are who you say you are. It is this ability to hide one’s identity that has led many people to partake in what is known as “catfishing,” […]

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insanity criminal defense

Is Insanity a Defense to a Criminal Conviction?

From being at another place at the same time to being drugged by someone else, there are various defenses to an accusation of a crime. But what if someone did commit a crime, but was not aware that doing so was wrong because of mental illness or defect? Can he or she be held morally […]

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probation

What Happens if You Violate Your Texas Probation?

When you plead guilty to committing a crime, sometimes you will be sent to prison for a specific period and sometimes you may receive probation, a program in which you forgo prison and are instead put under community supervision.  You may be placed on either an active or inactive type of supervision with probation. With […]

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man with dwi charges

Can You Be Fired for Your DWI in Texas?

Being convicted of a DWI is never a good thing. It can negatively impact so many aspects of your life. Under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code, an individual who has been convicted of a DWI can face numerous consequences such as up to 180 days in jail, up to a $2,000 fine, and […]

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prescription drug fraud

What Is Prescription Fraud in Texas?

When we think of drug crimes, we often think of illegal substances such as cocaine and ecstasy. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, one of the most serious drug issues in the U.S. is that of prescription drug abuse. This is often because these drugs are easier to get a hold of and […]

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Empty pistol with bullets

Is it Ever Against the Law to Carry a Firearm in TX?

When people think of Texas they often think of amazing BBQ, big hair, the Alamo, and football as a way of life. But what many others often associate with Texas is its strong advocacy for the Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms.  Whether it’s for hunting, target shooting, or protection; many residents of the Lone […]

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Man in handcuffs for criminal mischief

What Is a Criminal Mischief Charge?

As more and more protests occur across the U.S., people on both sides have begun to engage in what would ordinarily be considered criminal behavior. But without a better plan in place, police officers in Texas have often arrested people and charged them with criminal mischief. But what is criminal mischief anyway? Criminal mischief can […]

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