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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 […]

Online Child Exploitation Sting Leads to 51 Arrests

June 28, 2019

Nicknamed “Operation Broken Heart,” a sweep covering Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties revealed suspects involved in child pornography, child trafficking, and online solicitation. The sweep happened over several months and resulted in 51 arrests, half of which were filed in Montgomery County. Several of the suspects were involved in previously reported cases.  

Harris County Officials Arrest 15 in Cypress Prostitution Sting

May 21, 2019

The Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Office arrested 15 suspects during the week of May 3rd, 2019 during an undercover prostitution sting. The sting was conducted in north Harris County, near FM 1960, from Kuykendahl east to Aldine Westfield. All suspects were charged with solicitation of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor.  

Texas Court Blocks Revenge Porn Law

May 2, 2018

The Texas appeals court has blocked the earlier revenge porn law [the Relationship Privacy Act, SB 1135(2015)] due to Constitutional concerns. The law previously prohibited the promotion or disclosure of intimate images without obtaining consent from the individual(s) depicted.

Tips for Preparing for a Prison Visit

April 11, 2018

If you’re visiting a loved one in prison, use the following tips to prepare for the best experience. Visiting your incarcerated family member presents many challenges. Knowing what steps to take, and what to expect, can lower stress. One thing is certain. If your loved one is in prison, you want visits to be as […]

What Is the Difference between the CIA, FBI and Interpol?

July 19, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), and Interpol (International Police Agency), you’re in good company. The CIA and FBI are United States agencies. They manage many of the same kinds of threats but threat levels vary according to each agency’s responsibilities: The […]