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Month: December 2017

How Federal Crimes Are Different

In the United States, we have state-level crimes and federal crimes. State legislatures create state laws, whereas Congress creates federal laws. So, if someone were to violate a state law, they would be said to have committed a state crime. If someone violates a...

Can I Be Sued for a DWI Accident?

Are you facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Texas? If so, it’s important that you know what you are up against. In Texas, both drunk and drugged driving are criminalized under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code. A simple first DWI is punishable...

What is Prescription Drug Abuse?

Prescription drug abuse has become a widespread problem across the United States. For many people, especially those with some form of state or private health insurance, prescription drugs are easier to get a hold of than illegal street drugs. Since prescription...

Are There Exceptions for Naturalization?

If you are planning on becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States, you will be required to meet certain requirements. “But what if it’s difficult or impossible for me to meet these requirements?” According to the USCIS, “There are...

Punishment for a Class A Misdemeanor

In Texas, criminal offenses are categorized into misdemeanors and felonies, with felonies being more serious than misdemeanors. Under Section 12.03 of the Texas Penal Code, there are three types of misdemeanors, which are classified according to the seriousness of the...

What is Aggravated Assault in Texas?

In Texas, assaultive offenses are covered under Title 5, Chapter 22 of the Texas Penal Code. This Chapter addresses assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault, injury to a child or elderly individual, and more. But for the purposes of...

Link Between Drug Abuse & Crime

“I was high on drugs when I did it.” That’s the story countless police officers and prosecutors hear from offenders as they admit to their crimes. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Drug abuse is implicated in at least three types of drug-related...

SSD: Reporting Your Income

Suppose you are disabled and you’ve come to the conclusion that your medical condition keeps you from working and earning a living. If that’s the case and you have paid your Social Security taxes long enough, meaning you “paid into the Social Security program,” you...

Can I Get a DWI for Marijuana?

If you’ve thought to yourself, “It’s much safer to drive while high than drunk,” you have plenty of company. There are a lot of people who have been high and drunk before and they’ll quickly argue that they believe it’s safer to drive under the influence of marijuana...

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