December 22, 2023
Prostitution laws in Texas cover a wide range of acts, and the consequences someone may face for a prostitution crime can vary substantially. The following are noteworthy examples of Texas prostitution laws. Although this information is valuable, there’s no substitute for professional legal assistance when you’re facing prostitution charges. Texas Penal Code Sec. 43.02. […]
December 15, 2023
Pornography Laws In Texas
Pornography laws in Texas don’t outlaw pornography in general. They typically serve to protect vulnerable individuals from being the subjects of pornographic images. They may also protect vulnerable people from exposure to offensive or harmful content. Vulnerable people may include children and those who don’t consent to visual recording. Pornography laws in Texas to be […]
December 8, 2023
Sexual Assault Laws in Texas
Sexual assault laws in Texas fall under the same heading as other types of assault statutes. This crime comes in two main forms in Texas: sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault. Rape Laws in Texas Sexual assault laws in Texas don’t include the word rape. That doesn’t mean they don’t cover this crime. Forms of […]
December 1, 2023
Sex Crimes Involving a Minor – Texas Laws
Texas laws about sex with a minor cover a broad variety of crimes. Often, the involvement of a minor can significantly impact the penalties a person may face for a sex offense. Noteworthy Texas laws regarding sex crimes with a minor include: Texas Penal Code Sec. 15.031. CRIMINAL SOLICITATION OF A MINOR Chapter 15 of […]
September 1, 2022
Who Is Eligible for a Non-Disclosure Order in Texas?
When most people consider the possibility of being convicted of a crime, their immediate concern is usually a potential penalty such as incarceration or a fine. However, it is important to remember that the consequences of a criminal conviction can affect your life in an ongoing way, even after you have served your sentence and […]
August 1, 2022
Five Reasons Why a Public Defender is a Bad Idea
If you’ve been arrested for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense in Texas, you have a constitutional right to have an attorney represent you throughout the criminal justice process. In addition to claiming your right, you need someone on your side who has knowledge of the law, the courts, and procedures, and you need […]
July 15, 2022
Differences Between Drug Trafficking and Possession
Crimes like murders and assaults might grab the most headlines. But if you’re wondering what crimes are the most “popular,” look no further than drugs. That’s certainly the case in Texas, where drug possession or drug trafficking top the arrest lists. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, police in Texas made nearly 90,000 […]
June 15, 2022
What Is a Retainer Fee?
A retainer fee is money that is paid upfront to secure the services of a criminal defense lawyer or other professional. A retainer fee is always paid before the work begins and may not represent the total final cost of the service. While this sounds straightforward, retainer fees can get a little more complicated. When […]
June 1, 2022
How Do I Know if I Have the Right Defense Lawyer?
Most people will hire a lawyer only once or twice during their lifetime. In some cases, a client may never know if the attorney did a good or a bad job for them. However, when you need a criminal defense attorney, choosing the wrong one can have grave consequences. If you’re accused of a crime […]
May 15, 2022
Do Felonies Stay on Your Record?
The short answer is that without any further legal action, a felony charge or conviction will remain on your record for the rest of your life. However, Texas law offers two options to have your criminal record changed or sealed. In Texas, a charge may either be expunged or sealed by a court order under […]