Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault and Consent, Part 1

Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault and Consent, Part 1

Sexual violence is an exceedingly difficult category of crime to measure. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, uses the most reliable sources they can find to address this and reports that every 68...

An Overview of Sexual Assault Charges

An Overview of Sexual Assault Charges

Sexual assault charges are taken seriously by Texas law enforcement. If you are facing allegations of any form of sexual assault, you will want to understand the nature of those charges, so you know what to expect going forward. Read on for an overview of sexual...

An Overview of Theft Charges in Texas

An Overview of Theft Charges in Texas

Texas law defines theft as being when an individual “unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.” Essentially, this means that you commit theft when you take something that doesn’t belong to you, with no consent or other...

Robbery and Burglary: What’s the Difference?

Robbery and Burglary: What’s the Difference?

In the state of Texas, robbery and burglary are both theft crimes. However, the law defines these crimes differently from one another. Robbery is the act of stealing from another individual using force, while burglary is the act of stealing (or committing an assault...

Felons and Firearms: Can a Convicted Felon Have a Gun in Texas?

Felons and Firearms: Can a Convicted Felon Have a Gun in Texas?

Firearms Austin Texas Certain categories of people are prohibited under the law from possessing firearms; this includes convicted felons. State and federal laws differ when it comes to felons and firearms. While federal law does not allow felons to possess firearms,...

A Few Words About Texas Self-Defense Laws

A Few Words About Texas Self-Defense Laws

Self-defense refers to an individual’s right to use force to defend oneself against another party because of a reasonable belief that the other party intended to cause bodily harm or death; it is when force is used to prevent suffering further violence. In America,...

Facing Charges for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon in Texas

Facing Charges for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon in Texas

Austin criminal defense lawyer The State of Texas has been one of the strongest supporters of the US Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms for all Americans over the years. That said, the state still understands the need for laws regarding carrying...

Drunk Driving Crackdown Austin

Drunk Driving Crackdown Austin

No Refusal Austin Lawyer The Austin Police Department (APD) is starting a new, year-long No Refusal Initiative, in partnership with the Austin Transportation Department (ATD), which is contributing funding to the program. The initiative, announced during a virtual...

Drug Penalties in Texas

Drug Penalties in Texas

Drug possession attorney 78701. Texas has extremely strict and very complex laws regarding drug crimes. The laws are outlined in detail in the Texas Penal Code, specifically in the Texas Controlled Substances Act of the Health and Safety Code. These state statutes...

Drug Charges in Texas

Drug Charges in Texas

Drug Charges in Texas The state of Texas takes drug crimes very seriously. Understanding the types of drug charges prescribed by law in Texas can help you steer clear of allegations that could result in significant negative consequences for you. Read on for more...