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Category: Criminal Law

When Can Police Search My Vehicle or Property


The Fourth Amendment and Texas law protect individuals against unreasonable police searches and seizures. Understanding your legal rights when it comes to search and seizure procedures by the police can be confusing, particularly if the police try to manipulate or coerce you or overstep their authority by claiming they have the legal right to search… read more

Finding a Qualified Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in San Antonio


Courts reserve some of the harshest and most impactful punishments today for sex crimes. Whether it’s a conviction in Texas for rape, sexual abuse, indecency with a child, pornography charges, or sexual coercion, you can face hefty fines, a spot on the sex offender registry, decades to life in prison, and other collateral consequences. Prosecutors… read more

Difference Between Misdemeanors & Felonies


Federal and state governments generally classify crimes based on their potential punishments, such as how much time an offender could spend incarcerated and where they could serve their time. Under Texas law, the two primary types of crimes are felonies and misdemeanors. While misdemeanor offenses aren’t as serious as felonies, a conviction can result in… read more

Domestic Violence Consequences in Texas


heated, but they rarely reach the point where one of the parties commits a crime. But in some unfortunate cases, domestic disputes can lead to family violence. Family violence, as it’s called in Texas, is a serious crime. However, some people can weaponize the law, meant to protect innocent victims, in contentious family law cases…. read more

What Are Examples of Police Misconduct


The police play a vital role in our community by helping maintain public safety and order. The law provides law enforcement officers authority to investigate, stop, and deter crimes to achieve the goals of the police. Police who perform their duties according to the law help ensure the safety of the community, gain the confidence… read more