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Harris County Sheriff Recommends Releasing Prisoners Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Posted on August 25, 2020 in
On March 19th, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez highly recommended the compassionate release of hundreds of prisoners from jail who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, Harris County felony judges have called for the release of approximately 60 people jailed for felony offenses – a drop in the bucket compared to the total...
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Is Assault with Bodily Injury a Felony in Texas?

Posted on December 3, 2019 in
Whether you find yourself in an altercation during a night out or a confrontation turns violent, you could face charges for assault after a physical fight. In Texas, assault can fall under a number of legal definitions, including assault with bodily injury. Different assault charges carry different penalties, ranging from misdemeanors that can result...
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Drug Free Zones in Texas

Posted on September 23, 2019 in
The use of illegal and recreational drugs occurs too frequently throughout the state of Texas, from homes to public parks and many other areas in-between. To protect vulnerable populations from exposure to these substances, Texas has established certain drug-free zones where law enforcement strictly prohibits the use and possession of a controlled substance. If...
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Texas Child Neglect and Abandonment Laws

Posted on September 13, 2019 in
When we decide to have children, we pledge to provide and care for them until they can take care of themselves. However, not all parents uphold these duties, neglecting and even abandoning their children. These types of abuse can have a profound impact on children and as a result, Texas state law takes these...
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DWI & Child Endangerment in Texas

Posted on September 2, 2019 in
Texas state law treats driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs as a serious crime. DUI-related accidents can often lead to fatalities and severe injuries – and if an intoxicated driver has a child in his or her vehicle at the time, the state considers this act a form of child endangerment. If...
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