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Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor in Texas

Texas has some of the strictest laws, sentencing and penalties in the nation and its laws regarding minors and alcohol are no exception. Teenagers will be teenagers and regardless of the generation, they continue to push the limits in regards to alcohol consumption....

Victims’ Rights in Texas Criminal Cases

Are you facing criminal charges for kidnapping, sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery, manslaughter or murder? If you are accused of committing a violent or sexually-motivated crime, you may be wondering if the victims can play a role in the criminal process. If...

What is a Crime of Moral Turpitude?

As long as someone is a non-U.S. citizen and they are in the United States, they can be subject to removal proceedings if they violate certain state and federal laws. On the other hand, if a Green Card holder becomes a U.S. citizen, he or she is no longer threatened...

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...

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