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WHAT IS COCKFIGHTING IN TEXAS? The Texas law against cockfighting prohibits knowingly participating in or attending a spectating event in which roosters fight one another, training roosters to fight, possessing sharp implements strapped to the roosters during a fight, and permitting cockfighting on their property. WHAT IS THE COCKFIGHTING LAW...

WHAT IS DOG FIGHTING IN TEXAS? The Texas law against dog fighting prohibits intentionally or knowingly causing one dog to attack or fight another dog, participating in or attending a spectating event involving dog fights, training dogs to attack or fight, possessing equipment used to train dogs to fight or...

WHAT IS CRUELTY TO NONLIVESTOCK ANIMALS IN TEXAS? The Texas law against cruelty to non-livestock animals prohibits intentionally or knowingly mistreating domesticated living creatures such as cats, dogs, including feral and stray living creatures or previously captured wild animals. What are examples of cruelty to non-livestock animals in Texas? Texas...

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WHAT IS ABUSE OF CORPSE IN TEXAS? The Texas law against abuse of corpse prohibits unearthing, damaging, transporting, buying, selling, or concealing an illegally disinterred human corpse. Vandalizing a gravesite, or treating it in an “offensive manner,” also constitutes abuse of corpse. WHAT IS THE ABUSE OF CORPSE LAW IN...

WHAT IS STALKING IN TEXAS? The Texas law against stalking prohibits a repeated scheme of harassment that: threatens bodily injury or death to another, or another’s family member, household member, significant other, or property; causes another to fear bodily injury or death, or to feel harassed, annoyed, alarmed, abused, tormented,...

WHAT IS INTERFERENCE WITH REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IN TEXAS? The Texas law against interference with a request for emergency assistance prohibits interfering with another’s ability to call 911, and recklessly breaking, taking, or otherwise rendering unusable another’s method to contact 9-1-1. WHAT IS THE INTERFERENCE WITH REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY...

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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.
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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.
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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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