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Blog Posts in January, 2014

Qualification For Sex Offender Registry Removal

In almost every instance, a convicted sex offender will have to register in Texas. They will have to remain on the “sex offender registry” for 10 years or life depending on the offense ... Continue reading»

Robbery

Most states describe robbery as theft/larceny of property or money through the offender’s use of physical force or fear against a victim. Where a deadly weapon like a gun is used or the victim ... Continue reading»

RICO Charges Are Serious

RICO (Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) was originally passed by Congress in 1970, and signed into law by President Nixon, to prosecute members of organized crime. In the 1970′s ... Continue reading»

Sexual Assault

Certain laws differ by state, but sexual assault usually alludes to any crime in which the offender exposes the victim to sexual touching that is unwelcome and distasteful. These crimes can extend ... Continue reading»

Texas Criminal Code: Statute of Limitations

The Statute of Limitations is the time limit that charges can be brought against the alleged perpetrator of a crime. In criminal cases, the state or federal government is the prosecutor and the ... Continue reading»

Cyber Crime is One Click Away

The age of technology has infiltrated every fiber of life. Computers, cell phones, and pads are always within arm’s reach. Most Americans do not go through the day without touching some type of ... Continue reading»

What's the Difference Between a Search and a Frisk?

We’ve written previously about police searches and the laws surrounding them, and you may have heard of a stop-and-frisk before in which police pat you down in public. While they may feel the ... Continue reading»

Distinguishing Between Theft, Robbery And Burglary

As you may have realized, words that are exchangeable in common English can mean very different things when defined legally. We might use any of the words “ theft,” “ robbery,” ... Continue reading»

Public Urination: What You Need to Know

Austin is known for its bars. In fact, It has one of the highest bars per capita in the entire country. Consequently, alcohol-based offenses are relatively common here, from DUIs to DWIs to public ... Continue reading»