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Category: Criminal Law

Injury to Child, Elderly, or Disabled Individual in Texas


Texas classifies most cases of simple assault involving bodily injury to another person as Class A misdemeanors. However, when the victim is a vulnerable person, i.e., a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person, this classification is raised to a felony. It does not matter if the alleged offender had an intent to injure… read more

Cocaine Possession in Texas


Texas is serious about cocaine possession and cocaine-related offenses. The state bases its penalties for cocaine-related offenses on the amount of cocaine in the defendant’s possession, the location of the crime, and other relevant factors. The following is an overview of cocaine possession and cocaine crimes in Texas. If you have specific questions about any… read more

Improper Relationship Between an Educator and a Student in Texas


Texas and other states have laws explicitly addressing inappropriate relationships between educators and students. This is a serious criminal act and a conviction carries with it the possibility of imprisonment and monetary fines. The following offers a brief explanation of the laws surrounding improper relationships between educators and students, the penalties for this crime, and… read more

Criminal Mischief in Texas


Criminal mischief may not sound like a serious crime, but a conviction for criminal mischief in Texas carries harsh penalties and consequences. You must take any criminal mischief charge seriously and understand your legal options and the charges you are facing. The following offers an overview of criminal mischief in Texas, its definition, and penalties…. read more

Texas Trespassing Laws


If you are accused of criminal trespass in Texas, it is crucial you understand the charges you are facing as well as the possible penalties for criminal trespass under Texas law.  Criminal trespass is not a charge that should be taken lightly.  In addition to jail time and fines, a conviction could mean issues gaining… read more