Mar 21

What You Need to Know about Violating a Texas Protective Order

Protective Orders

If you have been charged with violating a protective order in Texas, you could face significant penalties. In this post, we’ll explain how protective orders work, what constitutes a violation, and what happens next if you have already been charged.

How Protective Orders Work in Texas

A protective order is serious, because it means that you have been issued a direct order by a judge to refrain from certain activities. If you violate the conditions of the protective order, serious repercussions can result.

These types of orders are normally issued in cases of domestic violence. They are issued with the intent of protecting victims from assaults, threats, or even the presence of the offender. If you are under a protective [...]

Mar 16

Theft Defense Strategies: How to Fight Back against Texas Charges

Theft Crimes

If you are facing theft charges in Texas, there are many defenses a qualified attorney may be able to use to fight your charges. In this post, we’ll detail the various strategies that may work in your case.

Texas Theft Charge Defenses

Theft is defined by Texas law as permanently depriving someone of the possession of property without express permission.

Here are several defenses that may work, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

Honest Mistake

If you honestly believed that the property belonged to you at the time the incident occurred, and you can provide evidence proving your case, this defense may work for you.

This may work if you borrowed the item but forgot to return it. [...]

Mar 8

Don’t Get a Texas Disorderly Conduct Charge This St. Paddy’s Day

Disorderly Conduct


Many Texans will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food and green beer this year, but it’s important not to let your partying get out of hand, or you could potentially face two charges: disorderly conduct and public intoxication. In this post, we’ll detail the charges and penalties for you.

Disorderly Conduct in Texas

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, many people could be partying two days or more, and things may get rowdy. Be careful, though. Losing control can land you in jail and cost you significant fines.

In a recent St. Patrick’s Day case, six people were arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct for engaging in a fight outside a club in [...]

Mar 2

Why are You Facing a Texas Aggravated Assault Charge?

Aggravated Assault

If you’re facing an aggravated assault charge in Texas, you may wonder what the difference is between simple assault and aggravated assault. In this post, we’ll explain the difference and tell you what you can do to fight your charges.

Texas Assault Charges

Simple Assault

In Texas, you can be charged with simple assault for the following reasons:

  • You intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person.
  • You intentionally or knowingly threatened another person with imminent bodily injury.
  • You intentionally or knowingly caused physical contact with another person when you had knowledge or should have had reasonable knowledge that the other person would find the physical contact offensive or provocative.

Simple assault is usually a class C misdemeanor [...]

Feb 21

No Texas Law against Growing Marijuana… But It’s Still a Crime

Drug Crimes | Marijuana

Even though there are no specific marijuana cultivation laws in Texas at this time, don’t just assume that you can do it without any repercussions. In fact, if you are caught cultivating marijuana, penalties range from up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines to life in prison and up to $50,000 in fines.

How is that possible if there is no actual law here against cultivation? To understand, we first need to define “cultivation” itself.

What It Means to Cultivate Marijuana in Texas

Marijuana cultivation occurs when an individual grows or harvests leaves or buds from cannabis plants. The individual might use the plants for medical, medicinal, or personal purposes, or sell and distribute the [...]

Feb 18

Why Domestic Violence is Such a Pervasive Problem in Texas

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an incredibly pervasive problem in our state, but if we ever want to truly stamp it out, it’s going to take more than putting offenders behind bars. We have to get to the root of the problem and work to alter behaviors that in some cases may have gone on for generations or be due to uncontrollable personal factors.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney may be able to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed by arguing that you don’t need punishment, but help. In this post, we’ll explain the most common reasons why people tend to engage in acts of domestic violence, and what help is [...]

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