Month: July 2015

What Crimes Can Potentially Lead to the Death Penalty?

Texas is infamous for its use of the death penalty. This punishment is considered the most severe legal penalty that is available in the Texas Penal Code. As such, it is only an option in the most serious of legal cases. In fact, there is only one category of crime in which the death penalty […]

Written by on July 29, 2015

What Will Happen to Me if I Aided or Assisted a Fugitive?

It is against the law in Texas to directly or indirectly participate in the commission of a crime. This may sound fairly straightforward to most people but it can have far-reaching implications. For example, many people may realize that acting as a getaway driver for a person who has committed a bank robbery is an […]

Written by on July 22, 2015

How Public is the Information About My Arrest? Who Can Find Out About It?

Arrest Information When a person is placed under arrest in Texas, information about the incident can be stored in a record. Although this information is not always freely available to the public, it may still be available under certain circumstances. This type of information may be stored in several different locations. In many cases, a […]

Written by on July 15, 2015

How Serious is Shoplifting?

Shoplifting in Texas Shoplifting is a fairly common crime. Compared to other offenses, this one may seem like a relatively minor criminal charge. In reality, the penalties for shoplifting can be serious. Being convicted for this offense can lead to fines, probation, restitution payments and being banned from certain properties. Repeated offenses or shoplifting high-value items […]

Written by on July 9, 2015