What Constitutes a Felony?

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A felony is the most serious class of criminal offense. They are generally defined as crimes punishable by imprisonment of more than one year, and the prison sentences are usually served in a federal or state penitentiary rather than a county jail. Some examples of felonies include murder, rape, burglary, kidnapping and arson. Three Strikes Laws People who repeatedly commit …

Theft is Punished on an Escalating Basis

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Theft is the instance where an individual takes money, assets, services, or other property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner of the property. Theft statutes usually refer to the value of the property taken by the defendant, with penalties escalating on this basis. Besides imposing jail, fines, and other punishment, courts in all jurisdictions will require those convicted …

Are Assault and Battery the Same Thing?

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What it Means to be Convicted of an Assault Charge.  Assault is briefly an apprehension or perception of offensive contact. Typically, an assault requires an overt or direct act that would put a reasonable person in fear for their safety. Spoken words alone will not be enough of an act to constitute an assault unless the offender backs them up …

Why Hire a Traffic Ticket Lawyer?

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This area of law generally involves Class C misdemeanors that fall within the Transportation Code. Convictions of these sorts can have adverse and prejudicial effects on your ability to keep your license. We aim to keep our clients driving and to set you up for a better outcome in case you get stopped again. Why Not Just Pay Your Traffic …