Category: Criminal Law
Consequences in Texas for Public Intoxication
If you have been charged recently with public intoxication, you may be wondering what penalties and consequences you’re in for. The consequences for a public intoxication charge in Texas will depend on various factors, such as the offender’s age, if the offender has previous convictions, and the circumstances of the arrest. However, it is also… read more
What Happens If You Get Caught Shoplifting in TX?
Shoplifting is among the most common crimes in TX. While this theft crime doesn’t involve violence, it can still result in jail time for offenders. Generally speaking, the severity of penalties and consequences for shoplifting would depend on the stolen good’s value. If you’re facing a charge of shoplifting, you should take it seriously and… read more
How Can Being a First-Time Offender Affect Your Case and Penalties?
Understandably, offenders who have been arrested for the very first time will feel terrified and uncertain of what the future holds. Many mistakenly assume that they will have no choice but to plead guilty and hope for leniency because they don’t have a criminal record. But if convicted of a crime you are allegedly guilty… read more
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