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Category: Criminal Law

What if Someone Violates a Restraining Order?


The Legal Information Institute defines a restraining order as “a court order enjoining a person from taking a particular action in relation to another person.” Most often, restraining orders are put into place after allegations of domestic violence, stalking, or some other type of serious conflict. In Texas, you will hear these types of restraining… read more

What Happens if You Break the Rules of Your Probation?


A person arrested and convicted of a crime may be granted a period of probation as an alternative to incarceration. It is imperative that any person on probation strictly comply with the terms. What happens if you break probation? In Texas, you could be subject to an immediate arrest. Probation could be revoked, and you… read more

What are Major Misdemeanors in TX?


In Texas, criminal charges are split into two broad categories — misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a less serious charge than a felony. Though, it would be a big mistake to view a misdemeanor as a “minor” issue. There are major misdemeanor offenses that can carry significant jail time. Here, our San Antonio criminal… read more

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 Makes a Felony Aggravated?


All felonies are serious, but being charged with a crime classified as ‘aggravated’ is much more serious. Being charged with a felony is always a very serious matter. When a crime is classified as aggravated, however, the situation is much more severe. Aggravated crimes are considered by the justice system as being much more serious… read more