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What is the difference between aggravated assault and assault?

The first thing you need to know is that any allegations centered on felonies and violent crimes require a serious response on your behalf. If convicted on crimes such as battery, aggravated assault, or more seriously, murder, you will face catastrophic consequences. This will affect you, but it will also affect your family.

What is consent in Texas?

If you are a Texas resident, it is important to know your state’s sexual assault laws surrounding consent. Sex acts may become rape when consent is lacking, and the definition is not always intuitive. The following are several situations that affect whether someone has consented to a sexual act.

Registration requirements for sex offenders

If you have been arrested for and charged with a sex crime in Texas, it will be important for you to learn as much as you can about the laws that relate to these types of offenses. This learning includes becoming educated about the potential consequences associated with a conviction for a sex crime. One such consequence may be the requirement to register as a sex offender.

The role of therapy in the recovery of a sex offender

Because sex crimes are so serious in nature, many people immediately feel resentment and anger toward perpetrators of such crimes in Texas. While their feelings are justifiable, there are often deeper problems that have affected an offender for years preceding their offense. One of the many ways that professionals are actively working with offenders to help them overcome debilitating issues is with the implementation of therapy. 

What are the penalties for terrorism?

Texas and federal legislators, courts and enforcement professionals tend to take potential terrorism very seriously. If you were to face these types of charges, it would not be surprising for the prosecution's evidence to result from the work of joint task forces involving local law enforcement and federal agencies, such as the FBI.

What is the statute of limitations for felonies in Texas?

A statute of limitations is like a countdown. Once it reaches zero, the time that a person could be prosecuted for a crime has expired, including a number of crimes defined as felonies under Texas law. However, a statute of limitations does not last for the same amount of time for every felony. Depending on the severity of the crime, some statutes will last longer.

How does Texas rank when it comes to violent crimes?

Violent crimes are those that intentionally cause or can cause bodily harm to another person. They are considered the worst possible crimes and include murder and rape. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, crime figures also include robbery under violent crimes but not burglary. It can be confusing, but in general, violent crimes are the worst crimes that harm people directly and not property. It is not good news when you look into the violent crime rate in Texas.

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  • The College of State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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