The legal system is always working to be more efficient, especially in Texas. The goal of the judicial system is to provide true justice for crime victims as quickly as possible. This is difficult enough on its own, without anyone getting in the way.
Sometimes, people do attempt to interrupt the smooth function of the legal system. That’s why the charges of retaliation and obstruction exist.
Texas takes its legal system seriously and penalizes people who interrupt legal proceedings accordingly.
Similarities Between Obstruction and Retaliation
Before we come to understand the differences between these crimes, let’s first understand what is the same about them. Texas defines both retaliation and obstruction using three qualifiers. A person commits one of these crimes [...]