General Law

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 […]