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How Is Drug Trafficking Regulated in Texas?

Drug Possession and Abuse

Drug trafficking involves the distributing and/or delivering of illegal drugs across states, counties or other borderlines. Drug trafficking is a violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act, and it can result in a felony charge with many unfortunate ramifications, such as fines and jail time. Because the sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction can be extreme and detrimental to your personal life, it’s crucial that, as a Texas citizen, you know the laws and regulations…
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How Can I Be Charged for Resisting Arrest?

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest is a criminal act in the state of Texas that can result from not submitting yourself to an arrest calmly and willingly. Punishments for this crime can range from a misdemeanor to felony charge, depending on the severity of your resistance during your arrest. It can be difficult to charge for this crime because there are many circumstances behind the actions that you could take that may result in a resisting arrest charge….
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How Can I Avoid Violating My Texas Protection Order?

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In Texas, protective orders are granted with the intention of protecting individuals from abusive and violent partners who are trying to cause harm to them or their family. This type of legal order is ordered by the Texas court to stop any child, spousal or domestic abuse from happening again in the future. This is also known as a restraining order, and it can allow for both temporary (up to 20 days) or general (maximum…
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How Has Social Media Affected Sexual Assault Claims?

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Many of us use social media on a daily basis, and many of us can even admit that we’re addicted. Our smartphones are constantly buzzing with news alerts, text messages, and reminders of what’s happening in the world. Recently, many social justice movements have actually used social media sites, such as Twitter, to gain a broader following and to spread awareness. News of sexual assault has been circulating from female politicians, celebrities, and other influencers,…
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When is Self-Defense a Valid Defense Against Assault Charges?

Stalking and Assault

Self-defense is defined as the right to prevent suffering or perpetrated violence through the use of counteracting force or violence. This is a simple and straightforward concept on its own, but when it is applied to certain circumstances, the meaning can get muddy. Texas, like every other state, allows someone to claim self-defense as a defendant when accused for an illegal crime. Texas also has its own set of self-defense laws that it follows that…
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How Do Bail Bonds Work in Texas?

Bail Bonds

In Texas, the process of bail bonding is different in every county. The definition of bail is the procedure by which courts will allow someone accused of a crime to leave jail while they wait for their trial date. In other words, it is a payment given to the court to allow someone out of jail temporarily until the trial begins. This amount should help guarantee that you will be in court on that set…
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Why the Texas Criminal Court Rejected a Woman’s Death Row Appeal

Federal Court

Texas’ highest criminal court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, upheld the ruling of a lower court in early February. The court rejected the appeal of a condemned British woman who was convicted of organizing the murder of a neighbor, so she could kidnap the woman’s baby. The convicted woman, Linda Carty, argued that the prosecutors had compelled witnesses and hid information that could have affected the outcome of her trial. Here are more details…
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How to Avoid Violating Your Probation

Probation Violation

A probation violation is a legal offense that happens when you break the terms or conditions of your probation. There are many different ways to violate your probation, and it can be pretty easy to if you don’t know the certain situations or circumstances you should avoid. Here are some common ways your probation can be violated, and what you can do if you’ve been accused of violation: Examples of Probation Violation Some common ways…
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Recent Sex Trafficking Statistics in Dallas

Assault and Battery

Sex crimes in Dallas can include a variety of offenses relating to illegal or forced sexual activity against another individual. These illegal activities can range from sexual assault and misconduct to rape and prostitution. One category of sex crimes that has increased in Dallas is human sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is the number one fastest-growing organized crime business in the world, and the third largest criminal operation. Here’s some more information on this expanding business,…
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Sneaky Ways You Can Be Accused Of Fraud

Fraud Crimes

Fraud is a very broad legal concept that can cover a variety of offenses, so it’s necessary to know what actions fit under this huge umbrella term. Fraud refers to any dishonest or fraudulent acts that are recognized under the law. The act of fraud is to intentionally deceive another party for personal or financial gain. Many Americans unknowingly fall victim to fraud each year, simply because they don’t know what the term includes. Here…
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