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The Marijuana Laws of Texas

  • February 17, 2016
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Marijuana Laws in Texas Marijuana has certainly been getting a lot of coverage in the news recently. Several states, including Colorado and Washington, have completely legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal use. Some other states, like California, have decriminalized the…

What Exactly Constitutes Breaking and Entering?

  • February 10, 2016
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Breaking and Entering in Texas While browsing crime reports in the local newspaper or online, it’s common to see an entry that describes a person accused of a “B&E“. These initials stand for breaking and entering and it is a…

Crime Throughout History: Bernie Madoff

  • February 3, 2016
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The Bernie Madoff Case At the end of 2008, a man named Bernie Madoff was arrested in relation to a case that would make history. This Wall Street professional was eventually convicted in the largest financial fraud case in the…

3 Weird Cases of Criminal Mischief

  • January 27, 2016
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Strange Criminal Mischief Cases People can be charged with criminal mischief for many reasons. This criminal charge is often used to charge people who committed relatively minor offenses that are still serious enough to deserve arrest and legal punishment. In…

4 Common Legal Defenses to Criminal Charges

  • January 20, 2016
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Common Legal Defenses in Texas When someone is charged with a crime in Texas, they may have to present a defense in court. Hiring a lawyer is the best way to construct a solid legal defense. Criminal defense attorneys often…

Embezzlement: A Fancy Word for Stealing Money

  • January 13, 2016
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Embezzlement Laws in Texas When someone is designated to oversee money or property, they are expected to use those items according to the instructions of the owner. Misusing funds that belong to someone else is an illegal activity and can…

Crime Throughout History: Bernie Tiede

  • January 6, 2016
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The Bernie Tiede Case Many residents of the East Texas area have heard the name Bernie Tiede. This man from Carthage, Texas became infamous after he was charged with murder in the late 1990’s. The case became well-known after some…

Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter

  • December 30, 2015
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Manslaughter Laws in Texas In Texas, the crime of manslaughter occurs when one person takes the life of another person without the element of criminal intent. This is a distinct charge from murder because murder refers to the act of…

Bank Robbery: Popular in Movies, Pretty Illegal in Real Life

  • December 23, 2015
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Bank Robbery in Texas Few crimes have the same reputation as the crime of bank robbery. Movies and television shows often portray this crime as glamorous or an act of desperation. Many people have heard stories of criminals from the…

Why Are Sites Like Draft Kings Legal?

  • December 16, 2015
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  Online Gambling Laws in Texas In recent months, online fantasy football sites have been getting a lot of attention in the media. Featured by online marketing companies, podcasts, radio and TV ads, sites like FanDuel and Draft Kings claim…

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