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What are Major Felonies in Texas?


As explained by the Texas Legislative Council (TLC), all felony charges carry a minimum of at least one year in prison. Of course, many felony charges can carry far more serious penalties than that. At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we are a justice-focused criminal defense law firm that is qualified to handle the full spectrum… read more

What is Child Neglect?


Unfortunately, child neglect is a very serious problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that one in seven children in the U.S. have endured some form of child neglect. Even more alarmingly, the CDC believes that the true number is significantly higher because child neglect is systemically underreported. Here, our San Antonio… read more

Understanding the Differences Between CPS and DFPS


Allegations of child abuse and/or child neglect are also taken very seriously in Texas. State agencies are responsible for taking, investigating, and handling allegations of abuse and neglect. You may have heard about agencies like the Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS). In this article, our San Antonio… read more

Who Can Report to CPS?


When a child is abused or neglected, the perpetrator can be reported to CPS. Our family lawyer explains who can make these reports, and what happens afterward. The state of Texas requires all residents to report suspected child neglect or abuse. When an instance of child neglect or abuse is reported to the Texas Department… read more