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Category: Felony Charges

WHAT IS MURDER IN TEXAS? Texas law prohibits killing someone without legal justification. There are three ways in which a person may be charged with murder in Texas: intentionally killing another; intending to cause another serious bodily injury, and causing death by committing an act clearly dangerous to human life;...

WHAT IS CRIMINAL SOLICITATION OF A MINOR IN TEXAS? The Texas law against criminal solicitation of a minor prohibits requesting, commanding, or attempting to induce a minor under 17 years of age to commit human trafficking of a child for sexual purposes, continuous sexual abuse of a child, indecency with...

WHAT IS CRIMINAL SOLICITATION IN TEXAS? The Texas law against criminal solicitation punishes a person who requests, commands, or attempts to induce another to engage in specific conduct to commit a capital felony or first degree felony. WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL SOLICITATION LAW IN TEXAS? Tex. Penal Code § 15.03....

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WHAT IS AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING IN TEXAS? Kidnapping becomes aggravated kidnapping when the person abducts another and uses or exhibits a deadly weapon. The abduction may also be aggravated kidnapping if the person intends to hold the victim as a hostage or for ransom, to terrorize or sexually violate the victim,...

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Question 1

What is Drug Possession and Trafficking in Texas?

A person commits an offense if the person knowingly causes, enables, encourages, recruits, or solicits another person to become a member of a criminal street gang which, as a condition of initiation, admission, membership, or continued membership, requires the commission of any conduct which constitutes an offense punishable as a Class A misdemeanor or a felony. Read more.
Question 2

Is Burglary a felony in Texas?

The Texas law against burglary prohibits entering a home or building with the intent to commit theft, assault, or any felony offense, regardless of whether the person attempts or fails to successfully commit the offense. Burglary may also be committed by legally entering but remaining concealed in a home or building, with the intent to commit theft, assault, or any other felony. Read more.
Question 3

What are the penalties for Aggravated Assault in Texas?

Aggravated sexual assault is a first degree felony, punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison. The minimum prison sentence is increased from five to 25 years if... Read more.
Question 4

Is DWI a Felony in Texas?

Texas Penal Code Section Section 49.01 defines “intoxication” in two ways: (1) a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of 0.08 or more; or (2) not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body.The subjective definition, or one’s loss of normal use of mental or physical faculties, does not require proof that a person’s blood alcohol concentration was above 0.08. Read more.
Question 5

Is Marijuana Possession a Felony in Texas?

Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 487, known as the Texas Compassionate-Use Act, provides the licensing requirements to obtain medical marijuana.Texas Health and Safety Code Section 481.111 also contains an exemption for a person accused of manufacturing, delivering, or possessing with intent to deliver tetrahydrocannabinols or their derivatives if the person is participating in or manufacturing the tetrahydrocannabinols for use in a federally approved therapeutic research program. Read more.
Question 6

What is the penalty for DUI with a child passenger under 15 in Texas?

Driving while intoxicated with a child passenger in Texas is classified as a state jail felony, which carries a possible penalty of 180 days to two years in a state jail facility. Read more.
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