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Texas Shoplifting Laws


Texas defines shoplifting as the intentional and unlawful taking of property from a store, retailer, or merchant, with the intent to deprive the store or retailer of the property without their consent. Shoplifting in Texas is a serious crime and may be classified as a misdemeanor or felony. The classification and penalties faced by an… read more

Drug-Free Zones in Texas


As drugs have reached school campuses and other areas where children congregate across the country, states have created drug-free zones. Drug-free zones are designated areas where fines and prison sentences are enhanced for drug possession and distribution crimes than other places where children are less likely to populate. In Texas, drug-free zones are those places… read more

Injury to Child, Elderly, or Disabled Individual in Texas


Texas classifies most cases of simple assault involving bodily injury to another person as Class A misdemeanors. However, when the victim is a vulnerable person, i.e., a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person, this classification is raised to a felony. It does not matter if the alleged offender had an intent to injure… read more

Cocaine Possession in Texas


Texas is serious about cocaine possession and cocaine-related offenses. The state bases its penalties for cocaine-related offenses on the amount of cocaine in the defendant’s possession, the location of the crime, and other relevant factors. The following is an overview of cocaine possession and cocaine crimes in Texas. If you have specific questions about any… read more

Improper Relationship Between an Educator and a Student in Texas


Texas and other states have laws explicitly addressing inappropriate relationships between educators and students. This is a serious criminal act and a conviction carries with it the possibility of imprisonment and monetary fines. The following offers a brief explanation of the laws surrounding improper relationships between educators and students, the penalties for this crime, and… read more