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Category: Criminal Mischief

Jun 28
2020

Criminal Mischief Is Still a Charge in Texas

Criminal Mischief

With protests popping up all around the country and the energy that comes with them, it can be easy to get a little carried away — on both sides.

Some protesters have been surprised to find themselves engaging in activities that in normal circumstances they would avoid as criminal behavior. On the flip side, police officers experiencing a siege mentality have acted too quickly and with too much force to get protesters to disperse, sometimes arresting huge swaths of people all at once. When this happens in Texas, the people arrested tend to be charged with criminal mischief.

What exactly is criminal mischief?

Good question. In our state, there are a number of criminal acts that fall under the [...]

Dec 20
2019

Feeling Grinchy? Careful Not to Land Texas Criminal Mischief Charges

Criminal Mischief

The holidays are full of decorations, lights, and good cheer… but maybe your idea of holiday spirit is the type of activity that could land you on the naughty list this year. Nothing really bad. Just a prank. Some seemingly harmless mayhem.

If you’re ever tempted to do anything about a Texas neighbor’s holiday display, for instance, just remember that you could be charged with criminal mischief.

If you or someone you know is feeling particularly Grinchy this holiday season, below are some of the activities that could result in these types of charges.

Understanding Criminal Mischief in Texas

First, understand how Texas defines criminal mischief in the first place. These crimes are simply a collection of charges that encompass [...]

Oct 15
2018

Will Your Texas Teen Be Arrested This Halloween?

Criminal Mischief | Disorderly Conduct | Halloween | Juvenile Crimes | Minor in Possession | Trespassing

For parents of younger children, Halloween is often one of the most fun holidays. Maybe you’ll get to see your child dressed up in a Halloween parade. Or get to see their amazed expressions as decorations go up around the neighborhood.

It’s not quite the same with older adolescents and teens. While younger kids tend to be all about the candy, bigger ones tend to see the night as an opportunity to let loose and cause some mischief with their friends.

Unfortunately, this mischief could result in an arrest for your teenager depending on their “trick” of choice. The following charges are often given to Texas teens who play pranks or otherwise get a bit too wild on Halloween. If [...]

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