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Category: Misdemeanors

Mar 22
2019

Texas Sex Crimes Charged as Misdemeanor Offenses

Misdemeanors | Sexting

 

 

As a rule, sex crimes are prosecuted as felonies, carrying mandatory jail time and the likely requirement for sex offender registration. However, some sex crimes that don’t involve violence or penetrative sexual contact with the victim may be charged as misdemeanors. This means that you could receive probation instead of jail time, and that sex offender registration may not be required.

Below, we provide a guide to Texas sex crimes that may be charged as misdemeanor-level offenses rather than felonies.

What Determines the Severity of a Texas Sex Crime?

Sex crimes are personal in nature, and therefore the severity of sex crime charges will depend upon a number of circumstances regarding the defendant, the alleged offense in question, [...]

Aug 13
2018

Texas Theft Charges: The Difference between Misdemeanors and Felonies

Felonies | Misdemeanors | Theft Crimes

Theft is the most commonly prosecuted crime in Fort Worth criminal courts. Defined as the unlawful taking of another’s property, theft is an offense that can result in lengthy prison or probation sentences, as well as hefty fines.

An important distinction to make with Texas theft charges is whether the offense (or offenses) in question will be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. Felony theft charges are much more likely to result in time served, and to make options such as diversion programs less attainable.

Below, we’re going to cover Texas theft law, including enhancements and aggregations that can cause misdemeanor theft to be considered a felony.

How Texas Law Defines Theft

Texas law defines theft as being when [...]

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