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Category: Criminal Law

How Being a First Time Offender Affects Penalties


First-time offenders are people who have never been convicted of a crime before. They also usually don’t have prior criminal records. If you’re in this exact situation right now or think that you might soon be, you are probably scared and confused about what happens next. For most first-time offenders, their main concerns are whether… read more

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