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Motion to Revoke Probation in Texas


A Motion to Revoke Probation is a formal document filed by the State of Texas against an individual who is sentenced to probation or community supervision. It details when, where, and how a probation violation or violations took place. A Motion to Revoke Probation is serious and could mean jail or prison time for any… read more

Texas Deferred Adjudication


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


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


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


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