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How “Bodily Injury” Impacts Assault Charges in Texas

If you or a loved one is facing an assault charge, you might be surprised at the level of the charge or the severity of the potential consequences. This is especially true if the associated incident involved others who were also arrested but not charged, or whose charges were not as serious.

How is that possible? One important determining factor with these types of charges is “bodily injury.” Whether or not “bodily injury” occurred and how severe those injuries were can greatly impact how someone is charged.

To better understand your charges, you need to talk to a knowledgeable Texas criminal lawyer. [...]

Steps You Can Take to Prevent a Texas DWI on Halloween

Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights to be out on the road, especially if you have had too much to drink.

In this post, we’re going to give you tips on how to avoid driving drunk this year and getting a DWI.

Halloween DWI Risks

Consider these Halloween drunk driving statistics:

  • Over 58 million adults plan to host or attend a Halloween party. Many of these parties will involve alcohol, which can lead to drunk driving incidents.
  • There were 168 people killed in drunk driving incidents between 2012 and 2016.

Charged with Sexual Assault in Texas? How to Fight Back

In Texas, sexual assault is typically prosecuted as a second degree felony, and can be raised to a first degree felony under certain circumstances. If convicted, you will likely receive a lengthy prison sentence, significant fines, and a requirement to register as a sex offender.

You may also be subject to a civil lawsuit from the victim or the victim’s family.

Individually, each of these penalties can throw your life off course and make things far more difficult for you. Together, they can’t help but have a long-lasting impact on your reputation and overall quality of life, making it far tougher to not just get ahead, but even do previously simple things that you likely took for granted. [...]

Your Guide to Child Abuse Offenses in Texas

There’s an uncomfortable truth that our state has to face: a lot of child abuse occurs in Texas.

How much? From 2012 to 2016, Texas had more reported cases of child abuse than any other state.

Obviously, this is a huge social problem that we need to tackle, and law enforcement are under enormous pressure to identify child abuse and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The downside of all this attention is that sometimes people can be overzealous in their crusade against abuse, targeting innocent individuals and/or cutting corners to make sure “bad” people face consequences. [...]

The Heavy Burden of Living with a Criminal Record in Texas

If you have a criminal record in Texas, your life will be harder in all kinds of ways.

In this post, we’re going to explain why a criminal record makes life more difficult, as well as how having your record expunged can restore your peace of mind and get you back on the right track – and why you want the help of a skilled Fort Worth criminal lawyer.

Why Life Is Harder with a Texas Criminal Record

A criminal record makes life much more difficult for many reasons. [...]