Monthly Archives: December 2017

Avoiding DWI During the New Year’s Season

Alcohol DWI

It’s almost 2018, and New Year’s is one of the largest celebrations of the year. New hopes, new dreams, new resolutions – but as you prepare for the New Year, know that it is also one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. Alcohol flows like water on New Year’s and there will no doubt be a slew of Texans experiencing their first DWIs this year. We’re here to make sure you don’t –…
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What Happens If I Violate a Protection Order in Texas?

Stalking and Assault

Protection orders are civil court orders meant to prevent continuing acts of family violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking. Protection orders are also commonly called restraining orders. Despite being issued by the civil court system, violating a protection order is a criminal offense, with criminal penalties. Violating a protection order is a Class A misdemeanor, which can be punished with a maximum of one year incarceration in a county jail and a maximum fine…
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When Is Possession of a Firearm Illegal in Texas?

Firearm Infraction

What are the laws regarding possession of a firearm in Texas? Texas has some of the laxest gun laws in the country. However, it is still possible to get busted for illegal possession of a firearm. If you are a convicted felon, you are not allowed to possess a firearm within five years of the date of your release from confinement or from community supervision after a conviction If you have previously been convicted of…
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Most Common Crimes During the Holiday Season

Traffic Violation

It’s not uncommon for crime to spike during the holiday season. Here are four of the most common types of crimes that occur around the holidays and some advice for what to do if you are arrested for any of them. Shoplifting and pickpocketing. As shoppers descend on stores for sales and holiday gifts, these two theft crimes often spike. Burglary of vehicles often spikes for similar reasons as shoplifting and pickpocketing. People often leave…
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