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Texas Deferred Adjudication

06/30/21

In Texas, a deferred adjudication is a legal option for those who plead guilty or no contest. This option may enable a defendant to avoid a trial and possible conviction. A guilty or no contest plea to charges can be exchanged for deferred adjudication, giving a judge the option to defer a guilty verdict for… read more


Straight Probation in Texas

06/30/21

There are many mitigating circumstances after someone is arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Texas. Much can factor into the range of punishment a person faces. The outcome of a case may be influenced by: Mandatory punishments Criminal history Circumstances of the crime Severity of the crime Some offense committed in Texas… read more


Texas Kidnapping Laws

05/28/21

Kidnapping is both a state and a federal crime in Texas, and an alleged offender may face both federal and state charges in many kidnapping situations. Kidnapping charges may range from misdemeanors up and through to first-degree felonies in Texas. There are several kidnapping charges in Texas, including: Aggravated kidnapping Kidnapping Unlawful transport Unlawful restraint… read more


Texas Criminal Statute of Limitations

05/11/21

Texas and all other states have criminal statutes of limitations that apply to their felony and misdemeanor offenses. A statute of limitations is a law forbidding prosecutors from charging an alleged offender with a crime committed more than a specified number of years ago. Statutes of limitations exist for the following reasons: Relevant evidence may… read more


Juvenile Diversion Programs in Texas

04/21/21

A juvenile diversion program is a program or approach to hold youth accountable for their behavior without resorting to typical criminal legal sanctions. Typical criminal legal sanctions may include: Court oversight Confinement Criminal records According to the federal Office of Juvenile Justice, Delinquency and Prevention, 41% of juveniles were referred for diversion nationwide in 2018…. read more