Hidalgo County in South Texas recently opened a Domestic Violence Court program, which is intended to rehabilitate first-time offenders. The program offers deferred adjudication, in which defendants will not be convicted if they complete the program successfully.
The Hidalgo County Domestic Violence Court program is the first of its kind [...]
A driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction can be life-changing. Criminal and civil penalties may add up to lengthy prison or probation sentences, tens of thousands of dollars in fines, and restrictions on your driving privileges. However, that’s just the beginning.
Some of the most detrimental consequences of a DWI aren’t [...]
Theft is defined by Texas law as permanently depriving someone else of the possession of property without his or her consent or expressed permission.
Texas law punishes theft of property, services, trade secrets, cargo, petroleum products, and other various items and intellectual property.
If you’re facing a theft charge in [...]
Some states have separate charges for assault and battery. Not Texas. Under the law, everything here is termed “assault.”
In this post, we’ll detail the differences between the two acts and tell you how Texas breaks down its assault laws to account for each type of act.Assault Charges in[...]
Drug trafficking investigations are often lengthy operations, as infiltrating a drug trafficking ring and identifying its members is time-consuming for investigators.
Case-in-point? Eight people were recently arrested in a Coryell County drug trafficking investigation. When did it begin? In 2009.
Similarly, 21 people were recently arrested in El Paso [...]
You may be surprised as to what constitutes child endangerment in Texas. In this post, we’ll detail examples under the law and explain the penalties for child endangerment. We’ll also tell you what you can do to fight back if you’re facing charges.Texas’ Laws on Child Endangerment
Parents and [...]