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What Happens if You Violate Parole in Texas?

Hope gets people through the hardest times in their lives. When you hear a judge pronounce a prison sentence for you, even if you were expecting it because it was part of a plea deal, you may immediately start concentrating on the time when you will become eligible for parole and doing everything you can to get your parole approved when your next court date comes.

Do You Get in Trouble for Self Defense in Texas?

If you get accused of assault or another violent crime, the jury cannot convict you if you demonstrate that you only used force to ward off an immediate threat of violence to yourself or another person or of destruction of your property.

What is the Difference between Misdemeanor and Felony Charges?

Texas divides criminal charges into two basic categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Put simply, misdemeanors are offenses that are considered to be less serious, so they only come with a possible penalty of no jail time to one year in jail and fines up to $4,000.

Texas Does Not Pass Bill to Decriminalize Possession of Up to an Ounce of Marijuana

The Texas State House of Representatives passed House Bill 441 that would lower the criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. If passed, this bill would have carried far-reaching consequences, making it easier for those charged with minor marijuana offenses to move forward with their lives after a conviction.

Concentrated THC and Dabs Lead to Felony Charges

Some individuals who reside in the State of Texas ingest marijuana that comes in the form of concentrated THC or dabs.