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Category: Property Crimes

Oct 20

Understanding the Motives for Arson Can Be the Key to Your Defense in Texas

Arson | Property Crimes

Not too far south of here, Austin experienced one of its biggest fires in years recently. On September 19, a fire burnt the foundation of a 45-unit condo development and spread to neighboring apartments.

People in the community initially feared that arson could have been involved. Investigators have since ruled out that possibility, but there are still no clear answers as to what caused the fire. In the meantime, the condo development has hired extra security for the area – just in case.

When stories like this make the rounds, many ask themselves, “why would someone do this?”

Sadly, there’s no one answer to why people set fires or commit arson. Knowing the various reasons, however, can help you if [...]

Feb 15

These Offenses Are Considered Property Crimes Under Texas Law

Property Crimes | Trespassing

When we hear the term “property crime” we immediately think of theft, burglary, and the damage or destruction of one’s physical possessions.

However, were you aware that many property crimes actually pertain to things that are intangible?

If you are facing property crime charges and are confused about how or why, a knowledgeable Fort Worth criminal defense attorney can help you understand those Texas Statutes classified as offenses against property.

In this post, we look at three property crimes you may be surprised to find fall under this category of Texas Criminal law.

Criminal Trespassing

This one isn’t too much of a stretch, since the term “property” can refer to a physical location. Texas law defines criminal trespassing as [...]

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