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Archives for: April, 2018

Apr 26
2018

Types of Felony Charges and Penalties in Texas

Criminal Defense | Felonies

Texas law categorizes crimes as misdemeanors or felonies, then breaks each of those categories up into various levels of charges. Felonies alone are divided into six different levels.

In this post, we will detail the different possible felony charges that you can find yourself up against in Texas, as well as the associated penalties.

State Jail Felony

Penalties:

  • State jail sentence of 180 days to 2 years
  • A fine of up to $10,000

Examples include:

  • Theft of property valued between $1,500 and $20,000
  • Theft of a firearm
  • Abuse of debit or credit cards
  • Possession of less than one gram of a Schedule 1 drug

A state jail felony is the default charge for crimes identified as felonies but without specific [...]

Apr 22
2018

How Serious are the Penalties for Theft in Texas?

Theft Crimes

 

Theft is one of the most common property crimes, but nevertheless is taken very seriously in the state of Texas. Even minor offenses can result in lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and additional civil penalties. Moreover, you’ll be left with a criminal record that will come back to haunt you long after any sentence is complete.

Below, we’re going to take a look at precisely how serious the penalties for theft are in Texas – and how to beat your charges once you know what you’re up against.

How Texas Law Defines Theft

Texas law defines theft as taking property, services, or anything of value with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Selling or receiving [...]

Apr 13
2018

3 Types of Domestic Violence in Texas

Domestic Violence

There are three types of domestic violence that are recognized under Texas law. In this post we will explain each law and the associated penalties, and let you know what to do next if you are facing domestic violence charges in Texas.

Domestic Assault

Domestic assault is a threat or an act of violence against a person with whom the defendant has an intimate relationship. These relationships include the following types of people:

  • Current or former spouse
  • Current or former dating partner
  • Parent of the defendant’s child or children
  • Child of current or former spouse
  • Foster child or foster parent
  • Blood relatives or adopted relatives
  • Roommate

An act of assault involves bodily injury or the threat of imminent bodily [...]

Apr 5
2018

Defense Strategies That Can Help with Texas Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking

If you are facing drug trafficking charges in Texas, there are a number of defense strategies that a skilled attorney will know how to employ if they are right for your specific circumstances.

In this post, we’re going to detail some of the most common defenses that are used to fight drug trafficking charges and how a knowledgeable lawyer can assist you.

Common Defenses to Drug Trafficking Charges in Texas

 Lack of Possession

You may be able to use this defense if you were among a group of the true offenders, but you did not participate in the crime yourself. For example, you may have been a passenger in a vehicle or a member of a gang where drugs were [...]

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