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.
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.
Driving under the influence (DUI) in Austin is a serious matter that could result in potentially major penalties.
To protect yourself when dealing with law enforcement officials, taking photos or videotaping the interaction is an increasingly common tactic.
Local law enforcement officials are zealous in their efforts at apprehending drunk drivers. If you are pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), the police will likely attempt to administer a breathalyzer test.
When the court postponed your date, they sent you a letter in the mail. The court will likely give you detailed instructions about what you should do next if your court date was postponed.
Texas has made it much harder for those accused of violent crimes to post bail to get out of prison pending their trial.
Texans can now carry a handgun in public without a permit, and the background check and training the state previously required.
A new Texas prostitution law took effect on September 1, 2021. Under the new law, the crime of purchasing or busying sex is no longer a Class B misdemeanor.
If you are facing criminal charges, your primary goal might be to avoid jail time. If your charges cannot be dismissed altogether, learning that you will receive a probation sentence can be positive news.
The use of electronic ankle monitors as a substitute to incarceration or being held in jail has been normalized, and its use expanded due to the pandemic.
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 law takes interfering with criminal cases very seriously, and this includes anyone who might have tampered with evidence in the course of a criminal investigation or case.
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.
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Some individuals who reside in the State of Texas ingest marijuana that comes in the form of concentrated THC or dabs.