How Does It Differ from Other Crimes? What Are Some Common Examples? There's an entire category of criminal activity commonly referred to as white-collar crime. Though the term is a relatively modern one, first used in 1939, the offenses that fall … [Read more...]
The Different Types of Cybercrimes
Criminal Offenses in Cyberspace It's a whole new world, one where big brother can be watching at any time, one where you can find yourself facing criminal charges for something you posted or did on a desktop computer or even on a mobile device. … [Read more...]
Is Domestic Violence a Misdemeanor or a Felony in Texas?
Can Domestic Violence Be Charged as Either? If So, What's the Difference? Domestic violence or abuse can often seem to arise out of nowhere. You're having a discussion on a difficult subject and tempers and voices both get out of control. Often, … [Read more...]
I Was Arrested for DWI In Texas. What Happens Next?
The Difference Between Sealing and Clearing a Criminal Record
Understanding Expunction vs. Non Disclosure We all make mistakes, but for some of us, those mistakes can have long-term consequences. If you’ve made bad decisions and been convicted of a crime, you can find that error in judgment haunting you … [Read more...]
The Frequent Reasons People Get Arrested during the Holidays
Criminal Charges Common at Christmas A number of factors that arise during the holidays—the increased stress many people feel, the greater consumption of alcohol, the many opportunities—customarily leads to an escalation in certain types of arrests. … [Read more...]
Can a Victim Choose to Withdraw a Domestic Violence Complaint?
Can You Change Your Mind and Drop a Domestic Violence Charge? It happens often—in the heat of a domestic dispute, things escalate and there’s physical contact. The police are called, the perpetrator goes to jail and domestic violence charges are … [Read more...]
Understanding Texas Open Container Laws
What Is an Open Container? What Are the Potential Penalties? It’s commonly understood in Texas that you can be criminally prosecuted if you are stopped by police and there’s sufficient evidence to indicate that you are driving while impaired by … [Read more...]
Can You Be Charged With a DWI in Texas If You Were Parked at the Time?
DWI in Texas Can You Be Charged If You’re Intoxicated in a Parked Car? If you’ve been to a party or a bar and had too much to drink, sleeping in your car might seem better than getting behind the wheel and trying to make it home. After all, isn’t … [Read more...]
Protecting Your Miranda Rights in Texas
The Constitutional Safeguards Available When You’re Detained by Police Because they understood the power of government officials and potential for abuses within the ranks of law enforcement, the founding fathers included specific language in the … [Read more...]