Category: Criminal Charges

A Statute of Limitations is a time restriction on the filing of criminal charges. A criminal case may not be filed after expiration of the relevant Statute of Limitations. Most criminal offenses have a Statute of Limitations, which vary depending on the offense. What is the Statute of Limitations for...

Assault is dangerous. While all acts of physical violence are dangerous, in Texas, Assault charges can be based solely on a verbal allegation. Physical evidence is not required, and often absent. This creates a dangerous situation for the accused....

WHAT IS THE CURRENT TEXAS LAW ON MARIJUANA? Marijuna remains illegal under Texas state law. Marijuana is any derivative of the cannabis plant with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration over 0.30 percent. Possession of Marijuana is a criminal offense with a punishment that ranges accordingly: Possession 0 to 2 oz: Class...

It’s hot in Texas. Walk into any Valero around 5:00 p.m. one afternoon, and it’s not uncommon to see folks buying beers... ...
Alcohol is available for in-store purchase beginning at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and beginning at 10 a.m on Sundays. ...
A deferred adjudication is a special form of community supervision that allows an individual to avoid the risk of incarceration and a final conviction....
Texans must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Minors are prohibited from possessing and consuming alcohol in Texas...

The burden of proof is the legal obligation and degree of evidence a person must present in order to succeed in a US court proceeding. A person seeking some recovery in court is said to have the burden of proof in presenting the required evidence to prove a claim. For...

IS MARIJUANA ILLEGAL IN HOUSTON TEXAS? Marijuana is an illegal controlled substance in Houston, Texas. Possession of Marijuana is a criminal offense punishable as a felony with devastating consequences in certain circumstances. However, police will not conduct arrests in possession cases involving small amounts of marijuana in Harris County as...

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All FINRA members are required to report any Felony indictments, convictions, or guilty or no contest pleas. FINRA also requires members to report any misdemeanor offenses involving false oaths, false reports, bribery, perjury, counterfeiting, and many other offenses involving fraudulent pretenses. Members are required to report any level charges involving...

CAN YOU DRINK ALCOHOL IN PUBLIC IN AUSTIN TEXAS? Yes, public consumption of alcohol is permitted in most parts of Austin. Unfortunately, public alcohol consumption is still banned in many appealing areas, including public parks, most of downtown, around the UT campus, and along South Congress.  Is Open Container legal...

A Statute of Limitations is a time restriction on the filing of criminal charges. A criminal case may not be filed after expiration of the relevant Statute of Limitations. Most criminal offenses have a Statute of Limitations, which vary depending on the offense. What is the Statute of Limitations for...

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Question 1

What are the penalties for marijuana possession?

Marijuana is illegal at the federal level and at the state level in Texas. The possession or sale of marijuana is subject to severe criminal penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and substantial fines. Read more.
Question 2

How is assault defined in Texas?

In Texas, Assault is causing bodily injury to another, threatening another with immediate bodily injury, or physically contacting another person in a provocative or offensive manner. Assault is a criminal offense that ranges in punishment depending on the circumstances. For example, Assault causing Bodily Injury is normally a class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum $4,000 fine and 1 year jail sentence, while Assault of a Public Servant is a third degree felony punishable by a maximum $10,000 fine and 2 to 10 years in prison. Read more.
Question 3

What is the Statute of Limitations on crimes?

A Statute of Limitations is a time restriction on the filing of criminal charges. A criminal case may not be filed after expiration of the relevant Statute of Limitations. Most criminal offenses have a Statute of Limitations, which vary depending on the offense. Read more.
Question 4

What are the Texas Open Container Laws?

In Texas, an open container is anything containing any amount of alcohol that is not sealed. This includes capped, but previously opened bottles, cans, flasks, thermoses, and Yeti cups. An Open Container violation is described in Section 49.031 of the Texas Penal Code... Read more.
Question 5

What is Deferred Adjudication?

A deferred adjudication is a special form of community supervision that allows an individual to avoid the risk of incarceration and a final conviction. In order to be granted deferred adjudication, a defendant must enter a plea of “guilty” or “no contest” and waive many constitutional rights in exchange for a pathway to dismissal. This typically involves being on community supervision for an agreed period of time and completing and abiding by an agreed set of terms and conditions. Read more.
Question 6

What is a motion to suppress evidence?

A Motion to Suppress evidence is a request to exclude certain forms of evidence from a criminal trial. If granted by the judge, a Motion to Suppress can decimate the prosecution’s case, making it an invaluable tool for defending a criminal charge in Texas. Read more.
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