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What Is the SB4 Immigration Law in Texas?

Senate Bill (SB) 4 is one of the strictest immigration laws in the country. SB 4 is a Texas state law that went into effect September 1st, 2017. Also called the “Show me your papers” law, SB 4 gives local police officers the right to request proof of citizenship or otherwise question immigration status of… read more

What Is the Revised HB 29 Bill for 2019?

House Bill (HB) 29 is one of the two most recent bills in Texas aimed at battling human sex trafficking. On Monday, April 17th, 2017, HB 29 cleared the Texas House with widespread bipartisan support. While the majority of the sex trafficking bill went into effect in September 2017, one provision amending Texas’s Business and… read more

Texas Sex Offender Laws

  Many types of criminal offenses can lead to sex offender registry. It is crucial to recognize the sex offender laws that apply to any relevant case. Failure to comply with registration requirements can lead to increased legal penalties and a lengthier registration requirement. Failure to adhere to these regulations may also increase the time… read more

How to Fight a Red Light Camera Ticket in Texas

Running a red light in Texas typically leads to demerit points on the offending driver’s license as well as fines. The state relies heavily on traffic cameras to issue citations for red light violations, but these tickets aren’t always justified. What happens if you receive a red light camera ticket in Texas for an unwarranted… read more

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 the… read more

What Is an ALR Hearing in Texas?

If a Texas driver commits a serious moving violation, a driving under the influence (DUI) offense, or any of the following traffic offense, the driver will face an Administrative License Revocation (ALR). Some of the possible reasons for an ALR include: Failing a blood or breathalyzer test during a police stop. In such a case,… read more

What Is the I-797 Notice of Action?

When submitting a request or application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you will likely receive a copy of Form I-797 at some point. This form is a request for a specific type of information, depending on the variation of I-797 you receive. While it’s not possible to fill out Form I-797, this… read more

Reasons a Passport is Denied in Texas

When you are in possession of an active legitimate passport, it is the key to traveling both in and out of the country without problems. Due to an increased focus on national security, the U.S. government may deny or revoke your passport, which can lead to complications. Because of the complex legal matters involved, you… read more

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