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  • SSI: Age-18 Redetermination
    SSI: Age-18 Redetermination

    If you are a minor who has been receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or if you are a youth’s parent, teacher, caregiver, or representative, this post discusses what you need to know about SSI ...

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  • Penalties for Shoplifting in Texas
    Penalties for Shoplifting in Texas

    We’re all familiar with the term “shoplifting,” after all, many stores have clearly posted signs about the “penalties for shoplifting,” especially inside dressing rooms. Usually the signs say ...

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  • License Suspension for Drug Offenses in Texas
    License Suspension for Drug Offenses in Texas

    Most people are well-aware of the fact that a conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) will result in a suspended driver’s license, but what many Texans do not realize is that conviction for a ...

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  • Can I Claim Self-Defense?
    Can I Claim Self-Defense?

    It’s no secret that Texas has some of the harshest criminal laws in the nation. For example, simple assault under Section 22.01 of the Texas Penal Code is usually a Class A misdemeanor, but if the ...

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  • Crimes That Lead to Deportation
    Crimes That Lead to Deportation

    When an immigrant is in the United States, they are at risk of being deported if they commit certain crimes and if they violate U.S. immigration laws. Even if an immigrant has obtained permanent ...

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  • Penalties for Providing Alcohol to a Minor
    Penalties for Providing Alcohol to a Minor

    If you’re a minor or an adult in Texas, it’s important that you understand that the state comes down hard, very hard, on people who provide alcohol to a minor. If you’re a minor and you provide ...

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