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What is a ‘Crime of Passion’?

Posted on December 15, 2021 in
The term “crime of passion” is something that individuals likely hear fairly often on television shows or in movies. However, this phrase, or rather the idea of a crime committed during certain circumstances, does have a legal meaning. In criminal law, a crime passion is committed “in the moment of passion” in response to...
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What is Illegal to View on the Internet?

Posted on December 2, 2021 in
Over the last few decades, most people's lives have become completely ingrained and intertwined with the Internet. Now that most individuals have what equates to miniature computers in their pockets in the form of a phone, more and more individuals rely on Internet searches to go about their daily lives. However, it is important...
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What Happens When Someone Makes a Report to CPS?

Posted on November 30, 2021 in
Anyone can report suspected child neglect or abuse to child protective services (CPS). In this instance, CPS examines the information surrounding the alleged neglect or abuse. If warranted, CPS moves forward with an investigation into the claim.  A CPS investigation is a serious matter. During the investigation, CPS can consult with a child, caregiver,...
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When Can I Sue for False Allegations of a Crime?

Posted on November 10, 2021 in
An individual can be falsely accused of a crime and experience several problems. In this instance, false allegations can cause an individual to suffer reputational damage within their community. Also, an individual risks loss of employment due to false allegations. An individual can even experience discrimination as a result of false allegations, too.  Those...
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2019 Texas Crime Statistics

Posted on October 1, 2020 in
What makes a city dangerous? What makes it safe? Obviously, the amount of crime is a key factor, but is safety simply having a low crime rate?  How does the police department's presence or lack thereof influence public safety?  Does it make a tangible difference?  The answer is difficult to quantify, but it’s probably a combination of...
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