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Top Negligent Acts That Cause Texas Car Crashes

Car crashes in Texas occur for many reasons. If the acts of another cause you to be involved in an accident, that is called negligence.

If you are injured in a car accident, you have the right to sue for damages if the other driver was negligent in some way. In this post, we’re doing to detail the most common negligent acts that result in crashes and what to do if you have been injured.

Distracted Driving

This is the top reason for car crashes in the United States. [...]

Fight Your Texas Assault Charges with These Strategies      

If you are facing assault charges in Texas, there are a number of different defense strategies that a knowledgeable lawyer may be able to use to get your charges reduced or dropped. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the law and associated penalties, then describe which defenses may work for your case.

Definition of Assault in Texas

Texas law describes assault like so:

“A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;

(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or

(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.”

Texas Penalties for Assault

Assault is usually a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. [...]

Residential Burglary: How Does Texas Classify It?

In Texas, if you enter someone’s dwelling with the intent to commit a crime, you will face burglary charges. It may be called home invasion or residential burglary in other states, but in Texas, those acts fall under general burglary laws.

In this post, we’re going to describe the burglary laws and associated penalties in our state, along with how a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you.

Definition of Burglary in Texas

Under Texas law, burglary is defined as entering or remaining inside a building, structure, or habitation with the intent to commit theft, assault, or a felony inside, all without consent of the owner. [...]

Wrongful Death in Texas: Parents of Santa Fe Shooting Victim Sue

In May, one teen allegedly used a shotgun and .38 caliber revolver in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Ten people died in the shooting.

The parents of a teenage male killed in the shooting have filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit against the alleged gunman.

The lawsuit claims that the alleged shooter’s parents gave him access to the firearms used in the shooting, and that they did not offer secure protections against his access to the weapons. The governor of Texas has said that the alleged shooter’s father provided access to the firearms. [...]

How to Fight Your Texas Shoplifting Charge

Shoplifting is a very common offense, but it is taken very seriously by the state of Texas – and by Texas retailers. More and more, retailers are taking aggressive actions to catch shoplifters, and they are increasingly likely to prosecute even minor incidents of shoplifting.

This is a big deal, because you can face serious criminal penalties for a shoplifting charge, in addition to being left with a criminal record that will come back to haunt you.

Fortunately, there are many ways to fight back against shoplifting charges. [...]