Month: August 2013

Firearms Prohibited Persons: Who is Prohibited From Possessing a Firearm?

In 2008, the United States Supreme Court silenced the debate over the meaning of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution with its ruling on District of Columbi a v. Heller, thus upholding the right of people to keep and possess firearms. The decision included an acknowledgment of the right of the states and the federal […]

Written by on August 28, 2013

9 Common Types of Disorderly Conduct That May Land You in Jail

Unlike other states where disorderly conduct is a minor violation punishable by a fine, Texas lawmakers made disorderly conduct a misdemeanor charge. A misdemeanor is a criminal offense punishable by a fine, probation or jail. Typical penalties for a first offense are a fine and, depending upon the circumstances, probation. Police frequently use disorderly conduct when other criminal […]

Written by on August 21, 2013

Face Lesser Penalties With 3 Common Affirmative Defenses

The defendant in a criminal case is the person accused of committing a crime. A defendant in the United States has the benefit of the presumption of innocence. This places the burden upon the prosecutor to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The accused does not have offer any evidence in opposition or offer […]

Written by on August 8, 2013