Texas has some of the strictest drug laws in the country. The penalties for basic possession can include life imprisonment under certain circumstances. If you have been caught with even a small amount of a controlled substance, you can possibly be looking at jail time for possession of drugs. For…

Cyber crimes and their penalties can be found in the Texas Penal Code Chapter 33. Broadly speaking, computer crimes, or cyber crimes, are any crimes committed with a computer. It can include solicitation of a minor, hacking, defrauding, identity theft, breaching security, or damaging property. The Texas computer crimes statute…

Theft in Texas is a serious charge. If you face an accusation of a theft crime in Texas, it’s helpful to understand the range of laws and punishments for theft crimes in Texas. If you need assistance with your Texas theft case, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer…

It’s true: your driver’s license will likely get suspended after you are charged with a DWI. An arrest for DWI in Texas usually leads to a criminal case. In most instances, the police officer also issues a “Notice of Suspension/Temporary Driving Permit.” This is generally because the person arrested refused…

A dismissal or a “not guilty” of criminal charges does not automatically erase the criminal records for that charge. An arrest or criminal accusation creates various records throughout many agencies. The types of records created include police reports and arrest summaries, booking information and photos, county and district clerk filings, and…

If you are charged with a crime, you will likely be on probation, or “community supervision” at some point. Living your life under strict rules isn’t easy, but if you violate probation, there are consequences. Community supervision (probation) is a double-edged punishment. A defendant can avoid confinement in either county…

There are numerous types of assault crimes in Texas. They range from Simple Assault, which is Class C misdemeanor, to Aggravated Assault, which is typically a Second Degree felony (although there are circumstances in which it could be charged as a First Degree Felony). Every type of Assault requires a…

There is a range of DWI punishments in Texas. 1st Offense: a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by not less than 72 hours or more than 180 days in the county jail, and/or a fine not to exceed $2,000. 2nd Offense: a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by not less than 30…

Being charged with a crime related to the possession of child pornography is very serious. If convicted, you will experience long term effects on your life. Even the accusation of a child pornography-related crime can tarnish your reputation. If this is the case, it is important to understand child pornography…

Sexual assault has been in the news recently. The recent arrests and prosecutions of powerful celebrities signals a shift in society’s attitudes towards sexual assault. However, sexual assault in Texas is fairly complicated and warrants close attention so that those accused know what the state must prove to convict them.…