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Category: Felony Charges

WHAT IS THE OFFENSE OF PLACES WEAPONS PROHIBITED IN TEXAS? In Texas, anyone 21 years of age or older who can legally possess a firearm may carry openly or concealed in any place not expressly prohibited by law. The Texas law against places weapons prohibited makes it a crime to...

WHAT IS THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS IN TEXAS? The Texas law against unlawfully carrying a weapon, commonly referred to as “UCW” or “unlawful carrying,” prohibits Texans from carrying handguns and large knives in limited circumstances. House Bill 1927, known as Texas’s “Constitutional Carry” law, became effective in September...

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WHAT IS SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD IN TEXAS? The Texas law against sexual performance by a child prohibits employing, authorizing, or inducing a child under 18 to engage in sexual conduct or a sexual performance, or producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance that includes sexual conduct by a...

WHAT IS OBSCENITY IN TEXAS? The Texas law against obscenity prohibits promoting, producing, or possessing with intent to promote “obscene” videos, photographs, literature, and live performances. The obscenity statute also outlaws selling or distributing sex toys, or what the law refers to as “obscene devices.” What is considered legally “obscene”?...

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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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