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Texas Fake ID Laws

Fake IDs are an unfortunately common method for people to try and pass themselves off as an age or individual whom they are not, usually to conduct activities they can’t do legally. One of the most widespread uses of fake IDs is for college students and minors who wish to purchase alcohol underage, but there… read more

What Is Considered Indecent Exposure in Texas?

Indecent exposure may not be the most serious sex-related crime, but it is still a serious offense. In most cases, indecent exposure happens when a person exposes themselves for sexual gratification to another individual. Texas Penal Code 21.08 treats indecent exposure as having three main components: Exposure of anus or genitals The intent to arouse… read more

What Is the Age of Consent in Texas?

When it comes to protecting minors from sexual activity, the law determines the age of consent – i.e., the age where an individual can legally consent to sexual activity. If an adult engages in any form of sexual activity with someone below the legal age, it is statutory rape, even if the younger party gave… read more

Romeo and Juliet Law

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 the… read more

MOEP and Protective Orders in Texas

The justice system in Texas strives to prevent further harm to victims of violent crimes and protect their families as well. A Texas magistrate can issue a Magistrate’s Order of Emergency Protection (MOEP) to protect the victim and his or her family from an individual arrested for family violence, sexual abuse, aggravated sexual assault, stalking,… read more

ICE Arrests and Deportation Statistics for 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been a topic of public debate recently due to the Trump administration’s strict stance against illegal entry into the United States. ICE identifies and arrests illegal aliens who pose a danger to public safety or who have undermined the United States’ immigration laws. The President’s Executive Order 13,768,… read more

Texas Law on Marijuana Edibles

The marijuana laws in Texas are notoriously strict, and even a misdemeanor possession charge could lead to jail time. Some may wonder whether these laws apply the same way to edibles, or food and beverages infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Several states, like Colorado and Washington, have decriminalized marijuana and… read more

What Is a No Refusal Weekend in Texas?

Texas has one of the highest death rates due to drunk driving of any state. While drivers get behind the wheel intoxicated throughout the year, some holidays and other major events tend to plead to more drunk drivers on the road. During these time periods, the state of Texas holds “No Refusal” weekends. If you’ve… read more

When Can Police Search Your Car?

What Rights Do You Have When You Get Pulled Over? Having a cop car pull you over is stressful, but you shouldn’t have to worry about an officer unlawfully searching your vehicle. The Fourth Amendment protects against unlawful search and seizure, which means that any arbitrary car searches conducted without a warrant are illegal. Courts… read more

How to Get a Green Card Through Marriage in Texas

Though the process may take some time, it is possible for a spouse or future spouse to receive a green card and eventually live in the United States permanently. People must meet certain criteria to get a green card through marriage. For foreign citizens married to United States citizens or permanent residents, the U.S. government… read more