General Law

Permitless Carry in Texas

October 21, 2021

Texas is widely regarded as a state that prioritizes protecting Second Amendment rights for its citizens. Its newest gun ownership law now makes it easier for more people to carry firearms legally in more places across the state. Texas’s governor Greg Abbott hails the new law as a win for constitutional carry in the state. […]

New Laws in Texas as of September 2021

September 23, 2021

September marks the arrival of numerous new laws within the state of Texas. These laws have the capacity to impact citizens’ lives significantly. To ensure that you stay on the right side of these laws, you need to know what ones will take effect and to what degree they will affect your everyday life. You […]

What Are the Hit and Run Laws in Texas?

March 24, 2021

Hit and run, also known as leaving the scene of an accident, can catapult a civil liability to a crime. Regardless of which side of the issue you may be, all individuals have requirements to fulfill when an accident occurs with a motor vehicle. 

When you get into a car accident, the best thing you can do if you’re at fault is to stay at the scene and do everything the law requires. If you are responsible for a hit and run, and the police or your insurance company contacts you, call an attorney first before answering any questions.[…]

Penalties of False Allegations in Texas

January 20, 2021

If you are falsely accused of a crime in Texas, your entire life could be affected. Your reputation can be damaged, and you could face long-term repercussions in financial and personal relationships because of these false accusations. If the person who accused you knowingly made false allegations, they could face jail time and fines under […]

What Attorney-Client Privilege Really Means

October 23, 2020

Have you ever been accused of a crime? Have you ever needed to go to court over an issue like divorce or child custody issues? If so, then you know how important it is to have a good relationship with your lawyer. It’s normal to be nervous about what you say in front of a […]

What Crimes Are Punishable By Death in Texas?

April 23, 2020

In the famous words of Hammurabi, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ Does this notion extend to a life for a life? According to the courtrooms in Texas, it sure does! Individuals who have been charged with taking someone else’s life can be punished by having their lives taken from […]

Understanding Hate Crimes in Texas

March 25, 2020

For the majority of U.S. cities, the overall crime rate is steadily decreasing. What’s surprising, though, is that hate crimes are on the rise. The great state of Texas isn’t immune to this national trend. According to experts, hate crimes in Texas doubled between 2017 and 2018. Hate crimes are considered serious offenses, so if […]

What’s the Difference Between Theft and Robbery in Texas?

March 11, 2020

The FBI’s Crime Clock says that a theft crime happens about every 5.7 seconds across the nation. These startling statistics remind us that while the overall crime rate has decreased over the past few decades, theft crimes remain one of the most commonly committed crimes. From shoplifting a candy bar to holding up a bank […]

Elder Abuse in Texas: Overview of the Law and Consequences

February 26, 2020

Did you know that special rights and protections are afforded to all Texan citizens who are 65-years-old or older? A failure to fully understand these rights could cost you big time. That’s because there’s a ton of criminal charges that are encompassed under elder abuse laws in Texas. If you or a loved one were […]

An Overview of New Laws In Texas on September 1, 2019

September 11, 2019

On September 1, 2019, numerous laws went into effect that were passed during the 86th session of the Texas legislature. Several were expected while others may seem a little off the beaten path. Most may not apply to every individual. Here is a roundup of just a few of the new or updated laws of […]