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What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Elder Abuse

What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Elder Abuse

  • October 11, 2017
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Other than children, elderly individuals are often the most vulnerable in our society. Ninety percent of the time, family members—not hired professionals—are reported for elder abuse. The most common types of elder abuse include: 1) physical abuse, 2) undue influence,…

How Hurricane Harvey Affected Looting Laws in Texas

How Hurricane Harvey Affected Looting Laws in Texas

  • September 27, 2017
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Residents of Houston and surrounding counties are still struggling with the massive devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. Recent history—and historical recounts of previous natural disasters throughout the county—shows that a common pattern exists: Destruction is caused by the disaster Price…

Penalties for a Misdemeanor Crime in Texas

Penalties for a Misdemeanor Crime in Texas

  • September 13, 2017
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Misdemeanor crimes include various charges prosecuted under Texas state law. A misdemeanor offense is usually viewed as a less serious matter than a felony offense. Both must be taken seriously by the accused. If convicted of a misdemeanor crime, the…

Reasons to Have Your Criminal Record Expunged

Reasons to Have Your Criminal Record Expunged

  • September 6, 2017
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A criminal past can hurt your future in a variety of ways. Expungement, sometimes called expunction, is a type of legal procedure that helps an eligible, deserving individual to have records relating to criminal charges erased from both law enforcement…

Cyberbullying Laws: How Texas’s New “David’s Law” Can Impact Schools

Cyberbullying Laws: How Texas’s New “David’s Law” Can Impact Schools

  • August 23, 2017
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Cyberbullying is an epidemic throughout the country. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, but one that’s turned into a significant threat to today’s young people. David’s Law is named for David Molak, a 16-year-old student with leukemia who was harassed by…

Knowing Your Rights for the Upcoming Texas No Refusal Weekend

Knowing Your Rights for the Upcoming Texas No Refusal Weekend

  • August 16, 2017
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Labor Day weekend is also a “No Refusal” weekend in Houston. Texas prosecutors like “No Refusal” holidays because they have a deterrent effect on drunk driving. Statistics show that an inordinate number of drunk driving fatalities occur during holidays, including…

DWI: How Texas’s “Second Chance” Law Could Help First-Time Offenders

DWI: How Texas’s “Second Chance” Law Could Help First-Time Offenders

  • August 9, 2017
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Governor Gregg Abbott recently signed H.B. 3016, a bill that will allow a first-time DWI offender to submit an application for non-disclosure to restrict access to his or her criminal record. The new law seals the offender’s record and prohibits…

How a New Texas Law Will Reduce Handgun License Fees

How a New Texas Law Will Reduce Handgun License Fees

  • August 2, 2017
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Texas Senate Bill 16 (S.B. 16), authored by Texas Senators Joan Huffman (R-Houston) and Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) lowers the fee for first-time gun license holders to $40 from $140. The license renewal fee is also reduced to $40 from $70….

Most Dangerous Prison in Texas

Most Dangerous Prison in Texas

  • July 28, 2017
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Most Dangerous Prison in Texas The recent media frenzy surrounding convicted sex offender and former spokesman Jared Fogle captured the attention of the nation. Many found it hard to believe that a trusted and familiar media personality could cause sexual…

False Accusations of Rape or Sexual Assault in Texas

False Accusations of Rape or Sexual Assault in Texas

  • July 26, 2017
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A false accusation of rape is very serious in Texas or anywhere in the United States. In many instances, Texas law enforcement will initiate an investigation based on the purported victim’s statement that a sexual assault occurred. If charges are filed against…

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