Texas has strict laws against the exploitation of children in pornographic materials. These child pornography or obscenity laws make the possession, production, sale, transport, and distribution of pornographic materials depicting or involving minor individuals under 18 years old illegal and punishable under law.Read More
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure by the authorities. To prevent unreasonable seizure, including unlawful arrest, police officers must have certain justification to take action against a person.Read More about What is the Difference Between Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion?
The age of the person arrested for a possible offense can determine how they are charged with a crime. In Texas, one can be charged as a juvenile if they are as young as 10 years old! They are a legal adult when they turn 17.Read More about What are the Juvenile Laws in Texas and how are Juvenile Cases handled in Collin County?
The criminal justice system should be designed to protect against wrongful convictions at all costs. Unfortunately, humans make errors, including law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries. These errors can result in wrongful convictions and, sometimes, lengthy prison sentences for defendants who did nothing wrong.Read More about What are the Causes of Wrongful Convictions in Texas?
Do Criminal Charges Impact your Driving Privileges? Your Driving Privileges Can be Suspended Even Without a Criminal Conviction Yes, being charged with driving while intoxicated […]Read More about Criminal Charges Impact Your Driving Privileges?
Are Hash Oils, Marijuana Oils, and Marijuana Edibles Illegal in Texas? In a word, yes. There are many ways to consume marijuana. Although smoking it […]Read More about Are Hash Oils, Marijuana Oils, and Marijuana Edibles Illegal in Texas?
New Offense: Possession or Promotion of Lewd Material Depicting a Child—HB 1810 Texas legislators fill a gap in the law where visual depictions of a […]Read More about New Offense: Possession or Promotion of Lewd Material Depicting a Child—HB 1810
New Texas Law Requires Recording for Serious Felony Offense Interviews The Texas legislature has taken a serious step towards preventing false confessions. Texas SB 1253 […]Read More about New Texas Law Requires Recording for Serious Felony Offense Interviews
David’s Law On September 1, 2017, David’s Law officially went into action, making cyberbullying a criminal offense in Texas. The law is named for David […]Read More about David’s Law
New Developments in Texas Firearm Sound Suppressor Law Texas legislators are prepping the state for federal expansion on the right to possess gun silencers. A […]Read More about New Developments in Texas Firearm Sound Suppressor Law
Texas Texting While Driving Law New Texas law bans written communications while you are behind the wheel. As of September 1st, reading, writing, or sending […]Read More about Texting While Driving
Texas Has a Lot of People in Prison—Why? The state is spending billions on keeping people behind bars. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) […]Read More about Texas Is Spending Billions Keeping People In Prison