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Texas Charges: Is It Family Violence or Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence affects over 200,000 victims each year in Texas alone. Our state has strict laws against offenders who commit acts of domestic violence, but not all domestic violence charges are the same.

If you have been charged with violent crimes that happened in your home, get to know the difference between charges like “domestic violence” and “family violence.” The more you know about the charges you face, the better equipped you will be to fight these charges and walk away without penalties.

What Is Domestic Violence under Texas Law?

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Your Rights When Stopped for DWI in Texas

If you are facing DWI charges in Texas, it’s wise to review your rights when the police stop you on suspicion of DWI. If your rights were violated, a skilled attorney may be able to help you get your charges reduced or dropped.

What You Can Expect If a Texas Officer Pulls You Over for DWI

Inside your vehicle

You are required to stop when an officer pulls you over on suspicion of DWI. You are also required to provide your driver’s license and insurance information when the officer asks for it. [...]

In Texas, Who You Allegedly Assault Matters a Lot

Imagine you and your buddies are part of a basketball league. During a game, an opposing player fouls you hard, and it pisses you off. But for the sake of the team, you keep your composure.

After the game, the team goes out for drinks. A few beers in, you notice that the jerk who fouled you earlier is sitting three tables over.

Fueled by drunken judgment and some peer pressure, you head over to tell him off. Not surprisingly, things get heated. Before you know it, your fist hurts, and the guy is bleeding on the floor. [...]

Texas Theft Charges: What You Need to Know

“Stop! Thief!”

If you’re hearing these two words, you’re probably in some trouble. Not all theft cases are that dramatic, but the consequences for stealing another’s property may end up costing you more than just a bit of pocket change.

Here, we’re going to detail the basics of Texas theft charges so you can know what you’re up against if you are charged, and how you can give yourself the best chance at walking away from the courtroom without any consequences.

How Does Texas Define “Theft”?

Texas defines theft as the act of “unlawfully appropriating property with intent to deprive the owner of property.” This can be done in a variety of ways, including:

  • Taking another person’s property without their consent
  • Taking property that you knew was stolen

That’s right. [...]

Acts That Texas Lists as Sex Crimes in the State Statutes

Criminal offenses involving sexual misconduct, sexual assault, illegal pornography, or unlawful sexual behavior fall under the umbrella of sex crimes, which come with serious consequences.

Sex crimes are harshly prosecuted in all states, but Texas prosecutes sex crimes more aggressively than many other states, particularly those committed against minors. If you are charged with a sex crime, you face a long prison sentence and possible registration as a sex offender.

Below, we’re going to cover common sex crimes in the state of Texas, as well as the sex offender registration process. [...]