Domestic Assault / Family Violence in Texas: Charges & Consequences

In Texas, family violence refers to violence that happens between intimate partners, married couples, family members, or members within a household—even if they don’t currently live together.  As well as physical assault, threats of imminent bodily injury can be charged with family violence. Keep reading to learn more about family violence in the Texas penal code, and …

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Resisting Arrest Charges in Texas: Definition, Regulations, Consequences

Getting arrested by law enforcement officers is a stressful experience for most people, while for others, it can be downright panic inducing. Police officers must follow the proper protocol for making arrests, but if you behave in a way that’s construed as Resisting Arrest, additional charges can be leveled against you, even if you believe …

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First Degree Felony in Texas: Law, Penalties, Collateral Consequences

A first-degree felony in Texas is the second-most severe type of conviction. A conviction can result in a life sentence, fines of up to $10,000, and the collateral damage that comes with a criminal record.  Contents1 Texas Felony Classifications2 What Is a First Degree Felony in Texas?3 First Degree Felony Examples4 Penalties for First Degree …

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DWI in Texas: Everything You Need to Know

DWI convictions in Texas can result in different punishments depending on the circumstances of each case, but the consequences are always harsh. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about DWIs in Texas, including penalties, consequences, and defense strategies. Contents1 Driving While Intoxicated in Texas Penal Code2 Criminal Penalties for a …

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Will a DWI / DUI Make You Fail a Background Check in Texas?

There’s no getting around it. A DWI conviction carries weighty financial and time costs. For instance, The Zebra reported that no individual road violation attracts a higher insurance premium than a DWI. So, considering your career prospects,  you might wonder, “Will I fail a DWI background check?” Texas does not expunge DWI charges automatically, even …

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