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Non-Disclosure Agreement: What is It, and What Happens If You Break It?

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Mintzer Law

In the business world, companies can go to great lengths to protect their trade secrets. One of the most common legal ways that businesses protect their secrets is to establish a non-disclosure agreement. A non-disclosure agreement is a formal arrangement that is used to prevent employees from divulging important information, usually classified business information. For example, if a company is developing a new product, they may...

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What to Do When You’ve Been Charged with Animal Cruelty

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Mintzer Law

Texas has been enforcing animal cruelty laws for well over 100 years. Because Texas is home to many people who raise and care for livestock, this state has a history of punishing people who mistreat domesticated animals. However, animal cruelty statutes do not only apply to farm animals. The laws also apply to household pets, including some wild animals that have been captured and treated as...

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Sexual Assault: Legal Definition of Consent in Texas

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Mintzer Law

In Texas, the legal concept of consent is used to prosecute or defend cases of sexual assault. Rape, or sexual assault, is defined as the act of engaging in sexual activity with a person without their consent. Despite its name, sexual assault does not have to include actual physical violence to be illegal. Sexual assault can take place through the use of threatened violence, coercion or...

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Penalties for Statutory Rape in Texas

Posted on June 3, 2015 by Mintzer Law

In Texas, statutory rape occurs whenever a victim who is between the ages of 14 and 16 has sex with someone who is more than three years older. The reason is because Texas lawmakers have determined that anyone under the age of 17 is unable to consent to sex due to a lack of maturity. Since minors under the age of 17 are incapable of...

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