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When Can Police Interrogate a Minor? Have you ever wondered when the police or even CPS can interrogate a minor in Texas? Let’s face it. Kids don’t always make the best choices and, sometimes, they get caught up in bad situations. Maybe they witnessed a crime or are suspected of committing one themselves. So what […]

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In Texas, shining a laser pointer at someone is often seen as a prank or harmless fun. However, this behavior can be criminal if it is directed at an aircraft or at a uniformed safety officer, including a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical worker. In this article, we will explain the illegal use of […]

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the car theft TikTok trend that’s sweeping the nation. Teenagers and young adults are using USB cables to hotwire Kia and Hyundai vehicles and then taking them on a joyride – sometimes even intentionally crashing the vehicles. The motive behind the trend appears to be “street cred,” but people […]

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If you ask someone to define murder in Texas, they will usually say it’s intentionally taking someone’s life – often with a weapon such as a gun, knife or ligature. And while that is certainly accurate, there is also another, less common way to commit murder. It’s called “felony murder” and it covers situations in […]

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Over the past several years, catalytic converter thefts in Texas have been on the rise. To combat the problem, lawmakers passed legislation in 2021 making it a felony to steal, buy or sell stolen catalytic converters in Texas. In this article, we are going to explain the crime and consequences of catalytic converter theft in […]

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Fort Worth Sexual Assault Defense If you have been accused of sexual assault in Fort Worth or the surrounding areas, what you do (or don’t do) next can impact the trajectory of your case and, ultimately, your life. Sexual assault cases are usually built on the word of the alleged victim, often without corroborating evidence, […]

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If you have been on social media or following the news lately, you’ve probably heard the term “ghost guns.” Earlier this year, President Joe Biden announced a new rule regulating this type of firearm. But what exactly are ghost guns and are they illegal in Texas? In this blog post, we are going to explain […]

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What is Keeping a Gambling Place in Texas? Keeping a gambling place in Texas is the criminal offense of allowing someone to use premises for gambling. This offense is commonly used to bust gaming rooms and mom-and-pop gas stations that have gambling machines that give out tokens or tickets that could be exchanged for something […]

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You may have heard about someone getting “doxed” or someone “doxing” a person. But what does that mean, and most importantly, is it illegal in Texas? Doxing, also spelled “doxxing,” is a form of cyberbullying that is surging in popularity across the state and country. In this blog post, we are going to explain what […]

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Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse in Texas In Texas, anyone who suspects a child has been abused or neglected has a legal obligation to report it. Educators are held to an even higher standard and can face harsher punishment for trying to conceal abuse. Here’s an overview of Texas mandatory reporting laws and the crime […]

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Can Police Interrogate a Minor Without a Parent in TX?
2022-09-19T10:52:23-06:00
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