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Category: Criminal Law

What is Considered a Misdemeanor Offense in Texas?


Many people think misdemeanors are minor offenses, but that is not necessarily true. Criminal offenses in Texas are usually classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanor offenses are not usually as serious as felony crimes, but they still carry harsh penalties including high fines and jail sentences. One of the harshest consequences of being convicted of… read more

Appealing Convictions: Understanding the Post-Trial Process


It is sometimes possible to appeal a criminal conviction. Below, our Texas criminal defense lawyer explains the process. If you have been convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal the decision. Appealing a conviction means asking a higher court to review the decision of the lower court. It is important to work… read more

What Are The Differences Between Federal and State Crimes?


States have jurisdiction over offenders who break state laws, which involves arresting, charging, prosecuting, and convicting them. On the other hand, the federal government has jurisdiction over offenders who commit crimes on federal property, such as murder in a national building, or whose acts occur across state lines, such as a human trafficker who transports… read more

What Are Examples of Major Misdemeanors in TX?


When a person is charged with or arrested for a crime, the prosecution will charge them with either a felony or misdemeanor. Felony crimes are more serious than misdemeanor crimes. Misdemeanors in TX are punishable by up to a year in county or local jail and are classified as Class A, Class B, or Class… read more