Types of Felony Charges and Penalties in Texas

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.

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What to Expect after Getting a Texas Assault Charge

If you are arrested on assault charges in Texas, it is important to understand the legal process that you will have to go through. This way, you’ll be more prepared at each step of the journey and give yourself a better chance of achieving a positive outcome.

Below, you’ll find a step-by-step walkthrough of the legal [...]

Which Crimes are Considered “Sexual Offenses” Under Texas Law?

Not all crimes are created equally. Being charged with assault is a far cry from facing sexual assault charges. Not only is there a stigma attached to sexual crimes that doesn’t come with most other illegal acts, in many cases you may find yourself up against additional penalties, including the possibility of having to appear on [...]

Using Deadly Force In Defense Of Another Is Not A Crime in Texas

Recently in Irving, Texas, a man allegedly entered a check cashing establishment in an attempted robbery. Instead of simply robbing the place, the man allegedly took a female employee hostage and held her at gunpoint. Dramatic video shows the police in a standoff with the suspect who appears to be holding a woman with his arm [...]

Beware of the Private Citizen: Vigilantes & Citizens’ Arrest

Private citizens can act as police officers when you least expect it. Texas’s law allows private citizens to help the police capture a person. Seems illogical, but it’s all legal. Therefore, you must beware of the vigilante; the person who is out for justice and will find it at any cost. This vigilante can arrest you [...]

Talking Can Lead to Trouble: Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

Talking Can Lead To Trouble

It is human nature to want to tell your side of the story. Talking is not always in your best interest. This is especially true if you have been charged with a crime or are under law enforcement suspicion of committing a crime. The only person you should be speaking to [...]