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What is Felony Theft in Texas?

Posted on June 24, 2019 in
Felony theft, or larceny, is the act of taking property with malintent. This could be to cause harm to the original owner or to re-sell it to someone else. An officer can charge an individual with felony theft regardless of the value or size of the object. Texas possesses specific laws defining what felony...
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Texas Open Container Laws

Posted on June 13, 2019 in
Open container laws might seem unnecessary to those who practice responsible drinking habits. However, not all individuals are discriminatory when it comes to behaviors like drinking and driving. When a police officer pulls over a vehicle, they have no way of knowing if the passengers of the vehicle are acting responsibly. Open container laws...
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Types of Bail Bonds in Texas

In most cases of arrest, residing inside of a local jail is not an ideal prospect. Typically, the court sets bail, which allows the defendant to continue living in their own home before their trial. Posting bail can be both a blessing and a curse, as not everyone can afford to pay it outright....
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Everything You Need to Know About Pretrial Intervention in Texas

Posted on May 14, 2019 in
Pre-trial intervention is similar to a probation arrangement during a criminal case in Houston. The goal is to give the defendant an opportunity to clear his or her criminal record with full case dismissal, as long as the defendant fulfills the terms of the pre-trial intervention. Pre-trial intervention serves to rehabilitate the convicted individual...
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What Is a DWI Surcharge?

Posted on May 3, 2019 in
In Texas, a driving while intoxicated (DWI) surcharge is an administrative penalty. It is a fee the Department of Public Safety charges as a requirement for maintaining your driver’s license post-DWI conviction. A DWI surcharge can bring the total costs of your DWI conviction much higher than the initial penalties, as the surcharge applies per...
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