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Is Blackmail Illegal in Texas?

Is Blackmail Illegal in Texas?

  • April 20th, 2021
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Is blackmail illegal in Texas? The short answer is yes. Blackmail, also called extortion, is considered a form of theft. It’s not quite robbery, as there isn’t an immediate fear of physical injury for the victim. After all, the blackmailer…

Penalties of Shoplifting in Texas

Penalties of Shoplifting in Texas

  • December 9th, 2020
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Shoplifting in Texas is considered theft. Depending on the value of the merchandise stolen and the history of the accused shoplifter, the case can be tried as a felony. If you’re facing shoplifting charges, learn more about the consequences you…

Is There a Difference Between Shoplifting and Robbery?

Is There a Difference Between Shoplifting and Robbery?

  • January 3rd, 2018
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Larceny is the taking of another individual’s property without consent and with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property. Larceny describes a lot of property crimes in Texas like shoplifting and burglary. However, the larceny definition is the only thing the…

An Overview of Texas Identity Theft Laws

An Overview of Texas Identity Theft Laws

  • November 8th, 2017
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Identity theft is a crime in Texas. It occurs when a person wrongfully makes use of another individual’s personal data to get goods, services, or things of value. Two primary laws apply to identity theft in Texas. According to USA…

How Hurricane Harvey Affected Looting Laws in Texas

How Hurricane Harvey Affected Looting Laws in Texas

  • September 27th, 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…

Embezzlement, Theft, and Fraud: How Harris County Prosecutes

Embezzlement, Theft, and Fraud: How Harris County Prosecutes

  • July 19th, 2017
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What is Theft? Texas Penal Code Chapter 31 describes theft. A common theft crime in Texas involves taking and removing property that belongs to someone else. The action of theft is performed with intention. The actor wants to “permanently deprive”…

Texas Extortion and Blackmail Laws: How Crime Is Used to Get What You Want

Texas Extortion and Blackmail Laws: How Crime Is Used to Get What You Want

  • July 6th, 2017
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In Texas, the concepts concerning blackmail and extortion are similar, but important differences exist between the two. Blackmail happens when an individual threatens to reveal or expose information about the victim or his or her family that’s potentially humiliating, incriminating,…

Package Theft: What Happens When You Swipe a Delivery

  • August 31st, 2016
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Stealing A Package in Texas These days, more and more people are choosing to order items online rather than shopping in stores. Many retailers have set up websites where their entire inventory is made available for sale. As a result,…

Texas Theft Laws

  • March 2nd, 2016
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Theft Laws in Texas In Texas, the law is clear: steal something that doesn’t belong to you and you can expect to be punished. Although theft in Texas is a relatively common offense, this doesn’t mean that law enforcement doesn’t…