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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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What You Need to Know if You’re Stopped on a Suspected DWI in Texas

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas is a serious offense with significant consequences. In addition to fines, jail time, and a criminal record, DWIs can have a lasting, negative impact on your finances, employment, and reputation.   Houston criminal defense attorneys advise against driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Texas. However, even well-meaning people […]

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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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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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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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