How Does Texas Treat Aggravated Kidnapping?

January 18, 2023

Texas takes kidnapping very seriously. The penalties are harsh if you are convicted. Aggravated kidnapping increases the penalties, and the statutes cover a host of aggravating circumstances that differentiate aggravated kidnapping from simple kidnapping.

Understanding the Penalties for Unlawful Restraint in Texas

August 27, 2021

When you disagree with another person over a serious issue, it can be challenging to control your emotions. You want the other person to understand your point of view and comply with what you are saying. However, you need to know at what point that you could cross the proverbial line between convincing the person […]

Human Trafficking: How Texas Fights Back

October 19, 2016

Texas is taking big steps to crack down on human trafficking across the state. A large number of people are trafficked through Texas and law enforcement works constantly to fight this trend. Texas laws on trafficking are extremely harsh. A single violation of this type can lead to years in prison and the possibility of […]

What Is Considered Kidnapping? Are There Degrees of It?

September 30, 2015

Most people are aware that the crime of kidnapping involves taking or abducting a person. In Texas, the legal definition for kidnapping can be found in Section 20.03 of the Texas Penal Code. In this section, the law states that kidnapping is the act of knowingly or intentionally abducting another person. The same section defines […]

Differences Between Kidnapping, Abduction and Unlawful Restraint

November 13, 2013

Texas kidnapping offenses are frightening, and they can drastically change a person’s life. Although the elements of individual cases may play out differently, all charges are centered on the fact someone has been unlawfully taken against their will. Most instances of these crimes are characterized by the intent of the perpetrator. The intent could be […]