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Prenatal Drug Testing Laws in Texas

The use of illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin during pregnancy presents significant risks for newborns. Unfortunately, it’s a widespread phenomenon. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 5% of pregnant women use some form of addictive controlled substances, with cocaine exposure impacting as many as 750,000 pregnancies each year. Lawmakers and law enforcement officials in… Read More

What’s the Difference Between Robbery and Theft?

Criminal laws are written carefully to distinguish the seriousness of someone’s actions. The distinctions are sometimes very slight but can make a significant difference in a court of law regarding sentencing. One example is the statutes of robbery and theft. Non-lawyers generally view robbery and theft as being the same offense, and in the broadest… Read More

Can Convicted Felons Own Guns in Texas?

Federal vs State Law One of the rights that an individual might be forced to forfeit when they are convicted of a criminal charge is their right to possess firearms. In federal law, all individuals who are convicted of felonies, domestic violence charges, or any charge with a minimum sentence of one year are barred… Read More

Felony and Misdemeanor Assault in Texas

The Legal Differences Between Felonies and Misdemeanors in Texas Assault is a serious crime in the state of Texas, and an assault charge should never be taken lightly. That being said, it is important to know the different levels of assault charges in case you ever face one, as the penalties vary drastically. For the… Read More

The Parole Process for Texas Offenders

What is parole? Parole is the decision of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to allow an inmate to serve the remainder of their sentence under supervision, outside of the detention center. It is a way to better integrate inmates into the community and more smoothly transition them out of prison. Not all inmates are… Read More

What is an Appeals Bond?

Appeals Bonds in Texas An appeals bond is exactly what it describes: a bond for the appeals process. When a court makes a decision that not all parties agree with, one or more of the parties can file to have the decisions looked over by a higher court. Since court fees are often high and… Read More

Penalties for Human Trafficking in Texas

Have you been charged with a human trafficking crime in Texas? You need practical, aggressive legal representation if so. Penalties for human trafficking convictions can range from thousands of dollars in fines to life in prison. Thus, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial to protecting your future. At the Case J. Darwin Law… Read More

Texas Laws on Embezzlement

Under Texas law, the crime of embezzlement falls under the category of “theft,” along with shoplifting, swindling, extortion, and receiving or concealing stolen or embezzled property. The consequences of all subsections of theft are the same. These penalties can be devastating without proper trial preparation, which is why the definition of embezzlement should be known… Read More

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