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How does Texas define homicide crimes?

In Texas and elsewhere, homicide crimes are deemed the most serious. If you have been arrested on charges of one of these crimes, it’s important to immediately seek help to protect your rights and future. What is a homicide crime? Homicide crimes are those that occur...

When can someone qualify for expunction?

Many individuals who are accused of a crime are focused on having the case record expunged after all is said and done. While this is not possible in all states, it is possible for some defendants in the state of Texas. The action is not automatic, even for juveniles,...

Defenses for first-degree murder in Texas

In any criminal trial in Texas, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. This is a bedrock principle of the U.S. justice system, so if you are facing charges for first-degree murder, you should know the defenses available to you. Here are four possible...

Drug possession penalties in Texas

Though the penalties vary, all states have laws that govern controlled substances. Texas has some of the toughest laws in the country regarding controlled substances. Residents in this state may wonder what happens if they are charged with possession of controlled...

DWI penalties in Texas

In Texas, driving while intoxicated is a serious offense. DWI charges can result in different consequences depending on the circumstances surrounding the offense. The consequences of drinking while intoxicated DWI, or driving while intoxicated, is the charge given...