General Law

Texas Pornography Laws

November 15, 2023

Originally posted on July 27, 2016. Updated November 2023 to reflect current information. Some people have a moral objection to certain forms of pornography. They may find them in poor taste or believe that they are harmful to society. Other people object to pornography for religious reasons.

How Do Protective Orders Work in Texas?

December 7, 2022

A protective order, also called a PO, is a legal tool designed to prevent harm from one individual to another individual, family, or household. While you may have heard the term “restraining order” on a TV procedural, it isn’t the same as a protective order.

What is Considered Property Crime in Texas?

October 29, 2022

Property crime was on the wane before COVID-19, and the pandemic hit, but it has exploded since. Most of us think of property crime as damage or destruction and perhaps theft or burglary. The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program only includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson, but several large cities don’t report their […]

Penalties for Violating a Protective Order

June 23, 2022

In Texas, restraining orders and protective orders are not quite the same thing. You may be familiar with restraining orders, which are not usually associated with criminal cases. Protective orders are issued against those guilty of violence, stalking, or sexual abuse.