If you intentionally enter a property with a posted “no trespassing” sign, or one that is designated as private property, or is fenced in or in some way clearly meant to exclude intruders, chances are you have committed the crime of criminal trespass.
In Texas, there are three “degrees” of crime: Felonies, misdemeanors and infractions. Felonies are the most serious types of criminal charges, including murder, sexual assault and assault with a deadly weapon. Infractions are minor offenses, such as creating a public nuisance or jaywalking.
If you are issued a summons, it’s crucial that you attend court at the date and time specified. Failing to do so means you will lose your case by default, and if it is a criminal case, the court will likely issue a warrant for…
Not only can you face heavy fines for driving without a license or a suspended or revoked license, if you are pulled over and nobody in the car has a valid driver’s license, your car will be impounded and you will be taken to jail.
When a person holds another person captive against their will without proper authority, it is called false imprisonment. Kidnapping is the best-known type of false imprisonment and it is a serious criminal offense that carries heavy charges for people who are convicted.
Not all criminal acts are the same. In Texas, criminal offenses are classified into three categories—infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. These categories are based on the severity of the offense, and the punishments for each type of crime vary.
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas can be a very serious offense that can affect your life for years to come. It carries punishments that include steep fines, loss of license, and in some cases, even jail time.
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas is a serious offense. Not only does it carry harsh penalties such as the loss of license, heavy fines, and possible jail time, in most cases, if you are convicted of DWI in Texas it will stay on your…
Every year thousands of Americans are injured or killed in automobile accidents caused by drunk drivers. Because the consequences of drunk driving are tragic, most states have harsh penalties for people who are found to be intoxicated behind the wheel.
If you have been convicted of DWI in Texas, you will likely have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle. This device effectively functions as a breathalyzer, detecting whether or not you have alcohol in your system before you can start…
As with most criminal offenses, the penalties for DWI leading to someone’s death vary greatly depending on the unique circumstances of the offense and whether or not the individual has a prior criminal record.