Violating Shelter-in-place Laws Texas

Can You Be Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Related Orders in Texas?

May 13, 2020

It was just a few short months ago when our economy reached unprecedented highs, but now, everything has changed. Suddenly, a record number of Americans are applying for unemployment, school has been canceled, and oil prices have plummeted beyond belief.

What happened? The coronavirus pandemic, and the government’s response to it, seems to have thrown a wrench in everyone’s plans. The great state of Texas is currently under a state of emergency, and the governor has issued a stay-at-home order for all Texans.

What exactly is a stay-at-home order, and what does it mean for you as a citizen? Can you get arrested for going out in public? Does the government even have the authority to restrict your movement during this time? Learn everything you need to know about violating a shelter-in-place order and your rights during a crisis below.

Are you facing charges for violating quarantine? Attorney Brett Podolsky can help »