Categories for Criminal Law

An Overview of Assault and Battery Charges in Lubbock, TX

February 3, 2021

Assault and battery are two frequently confused terms. To most laypeople, they refer to the same thing—being physically threatened or harmed. However, there’s an important legal distinction. If you’ve been charged with assault in Lubbock, TX, an experienced attorney can help you fight the charges. Read on to learn the... View Article

Can the Current Pandemic Lead to More Domestic Violence?

January 8, 2021

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, affects about 40 percent of women and 10 percent of men. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in domestic violence, thanks to the stay-at-home orders. Although necessary to slow the spread of the virus, being trapped at home means that... View Article

An Explanation of First-Degree, Second-Degree and Third-Degree Crimes

November 12, 2020

In most states, crimes are broadly classified according to whether they’re felonies or misdemeanors, which indicates their general severity and what type of punishment can be expected. Texas further subclassifies its felonies as first, second or third degree. The difference between these crime classifications in Lubbock, TX can be significant.... View Article

What Qualifies as Extortion in Texas?

November 5, 2020

What is extortion? In Texas, extortion is a crime that’s charged like theft—even though it’s not always what comes to mind when people normally think of stealing. Instead of going behind someone’s back to simply steal something (theft), breaking into their home or business (burglary) or holding them at gunpoint... View Article

Things You Should Know About Texas’s Three Strikes Law

October 29, 2020

Three strikes in Texas, and you’re out—and not just when it comes to baseball. Several states have “three strikes” laws, which are designed to punish offenders more severely when they commit subsequent severe felonies. The idea is to keep habitual criminals in jail and off the streets, in a bid... View Article

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