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 convicted of a crime. 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 the option of probation is not […]

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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 Texas Penal Code §7.01, […]

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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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Ceja Law Firm, PLLC discusses everything you should know about hate crimes.

What to Know About Hate Crimes

With one of the most divisive presidents in decades in office, it is not too surprising to understand the amount of division and the strong opinions that exist in our current political landscape. And while we are all entitled to our own thoughts and opinions, we should always think before we act. Unfortunately, sometimes people […]

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Ceja Law Firm PLLC discusses what you should know about cyberbullying.

What to Know About the Crime of Cyberbullying

Unfortunately, bullying has become commonplace for most children – and even some adults. But if that isn’t bad enough, the advent of new technology and an ever-changing online landscape, cyberbullying has also continued to see an increase. What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is any bullying that occurs over digital devices such as tablets, cell phones, and […]

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Ceja Law Firm, PLLC discusses the ways a blood alcohol content test can be inaccurate.

DUI Defense: Inaccurate Blood Alcohol Content Test

When you are pulled over and suspected of being under the influence, you will likely be given a blood test in order to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), which is also known as the blood alcohol content test. In the state of Texas, an individual must be at least 21 years of age in […]

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