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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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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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What Crimes Have No Statute of Limitations in Texas?

Posted on March 1, 2019 in
A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time one has to bring a claim to court. Both civil and criminal cases in Texas have a statutes of limitation. In the criminal court system, the statute of limitations puts a deadline on how long the prosecution has to press charges...
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Understanding “Dismissed Without Prejudice” Statutes

When a plaintiff brings a civil claim against a defendant, the plaintiff may not have the option of pursuing further legal action if he or she settles the matter or wins at trial. However, some procedural issues may lead to “dismissal without prejudice,” which essentially means that the court dismisses the plaintiff’s claim, but...
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Romeo and Juliet Law in Texas

Posted on September 3, 2018 in
Sexual assault is a serious crime that has severe consequences under Texas law. Assaults of either an adult or a child can lead to prison time, large fines, and your name listed on the Texas sex offender registry. However, not all cases of sexual assault are violations of consent – some can happen when...
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