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Is Theft a Misdemeanor or Felony in Texas?

July 28, 2022

Is theft a misdemeanor or a felony? As is often the case, the answer is, “It depends.” Like most crimes, whether or not theft rises to the level of a felony depends on several factors that depend not only on the monetary value of the property stolen but also on the defendant’s criminal background. 

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.

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 […]

How Serious Are Trespassing Laws in Texas?

November 11, 2020

Did you know that about 100 Texans get fatally injured each year after trespassing onto railroad tracks? Trespassing is not only dangerous, but it’s also considered a crime in Texas. These laws have been put into place to protect both property owners and individuals who might otherwise wander onto someone else’s property. Have you or […]

Is It Legal to Film Police Officers in Texas?

April 9, 2020

Thanks to the rise of smart technology and social media, nearly all of us have seen videos of egregious police behavior. From unjustified arrests to planting false evidence, bad cops who abuse their power can destroy an innocent person’s life. While you’ve seen dozens of examples online, you’ve probably seen just as many individuals getting […]