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Texas Child Neglect and Abandonment Laws

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 crimes… read more

DWI & Child Endangerment in Texas

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 you… read more

Is Theft of Services a Felony in Texas?

Paying for goods and services fairly supports the backbone of our society here in Texas and in the United States at large. We know that shoplifting goods is a serious crime punishable by fines and imprisonment – but what about stealing services, like cable installation or landscaping work? Just like theft of goods, Texas law… read more

Animal Cruelty Laws in Texas

Animal cruelty laws exist to protect animals from neglect, abuse, and mistreatment, and each state has unique animal cruelty laws everyone should know. A new United States House Bill seeks to make animal cruelty a federal offense, and the bill apparently shows strong bipartisan support. In the meantime, Texas residents should know how the state… read more

Texas Knife Laws

The sale of weapons is a heavily regulated activity, and Texas weapons laws do not pertain solely to firearms. The state also regulates bladed weapons like knives and swords, and the Texas Right to Bear Arms includes a provision that allows the state legislature to control the sale of weapons for crime prevention purposes. However,… 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

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

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

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

Can You Get Deported For a DWI in Texas?

If Texas lawmakers are strict about two things, it’s immigration laws and driving while intoxicated (DWI). It may surprise you to learn that a connection exists between DWI and deportation or immigration status in the state of Texas. It’s imperative to discuss your case with an attorney immediately after a DWI charge as an immigrant… read more