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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. [...]

How Texas Prosecutors Can Turn Drug Possession into Drug Trafficking

Even if you have never distributed or transported drugs in Texas, you can face drug trafficking charges in Texas under certain conditions. In this post, we’ll explain the factors that influence whether you are charged with drug possession or drug trafficking, and how a skilled attorney can help you fight your charges.

Factors That Can Lead to Texas Drug Trafficking Charges Instead of Possession Charges

When Texas law enforcement officers make an arrest on suspicion of drug possession or trafficking, these are the factors that could result in drug trafficking charges. [...]

What’s the Victim’s Role in Getting Texas DV Charges Dismissed?

Celebrity chef Grady Spears was recently arrested for assaulting his wife after police arrived on the scene due to a domestic violence complaint and found his wife covered in bruises. His wife stated at the scene that Spears had hit her multiple times.

However, Spears’ wife says that he had been taking medications for his back pain and potentially for other health conditions, but stopped taking the medication as directed. She contends that that is why the assault occurred.

She also stated that he is a “loving husband and father” and is “devastated by the allegations against him.” Spears’ case is still pending, but his wife’s statements may well be helpful in getting his case dismissed. [...]

Got a Texas DWI Charge on the 4th?  What a Conviction Could Mean

If you were arrested on DWI charges in Texas over the Fourth of July holiday, what can you expect? We’ll tell you what you need to know about penalties and how an experienced criminal attorney can help you fight your charges.

DWI Laws in Texas

Every 20 minutes, a person in Texas is hurt or killed in a vehicle crash that involves alcohol use. These numbers increase over the July 4th holiday, when many people drive home from parties after having had too much to drink. Even people who aren’t heavy drinkers can get arrested for driving while intoxicated, since the police have additional patrols on July 4th. [...]