Category: Criminal Law
Steps to Take After Being Arrested in Texas
If you have been arrested in Texas, the first thing you should remember is that you have constitutional rights. These rights help make sure that you get a fair trial and avoid giving law enforcement officers or the prosecution with self-incriminating information. But you must know these constitutional protections and when and how you must… read more
How Will I Know My Miranda Rights Were Violated?
Most people have heard about or have some idea of their Miranda rights. But most do not know that the police are legally required to read them their Miranda rights in specific situations and that there are exceptions to that legal requirement. Essentially, Miranda rights protect you from providing information that can incriminate you and… read more
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