Criminal Law

Texas Income Tax Laws

Texas stands out as a beacon of financial opportunity in the United States, largely due to its reputation as a tax-friendly state. This characteristic is most notably defined by the absence of a state income tax, a rarity among U.S. states that sets Texas apart and contributes to its allure for both individuals and businesses considering relocation. The decision to forgo a state income tax is rooted in a broader fiscal strategy that emphasizes alternative revenue streams such as sales and property taxes, which serve as the backbone of the state’s budget. This approach not only simplifies personal income management for residents but also positions Texas as an attractive destination for businesses looking to maximize their after-tax income.

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How To Have A DWI Removed From Your Record in Texas

Want a DWI in Texas removed from your record? This guide aims to help you understand the implications of a DWI charge, its impact on your record, and most importantly, the expungement process in Texas, which can legally erase a DWI from your criminal history. Please remember, this guide should not replace legal advice, but serve as a starting point to better understand the steps involved in the expungement process.

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best DWI Lawyer in Houston

Being charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be a life-altering experience. It’s essential to find the best DWI lawyer in Houston to represent you and ensure the best possible outcome for your case. With so many attorneys to choose from, finding the right one can feel overwhelming. This blog post will guide you through the process, highlighting the top qualities and factors to consider when selecting the best DWI lawyer in Houston.

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Penalties For Drinking and Driving an 18 Wheeler in Houston Texas Explained

The Houston metro area is among the busiest in the world for trucks of all sizes, let alone 18-Wheelers. Let’s talk about the different types of licenses the State of Texas requires for people operating trucks of different sizes in the state of Texas. Then we’ll move onto how one’s CDL license may be jeopardized by a range of offenses including being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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What is the penalty for Resisting Arrest in Texas?

This page deals with Section 38.09 of the Texas Penal code. This chapter in the state’s penal code deals with offenses ranging from contacting a victim after the fact, attempting to escape after being detained, or resisting arrest. Though penalties vary depending on the incident, we’ll explain what the Texas penal code actual says on the matter. Links below provide the up to date authoritative sources.

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Most Common Crimes in Flower Mound, Texas

Flower Mound Texas is known for it’s affluence. With a reported median income of $133,341, Flower Mound is considered one of, if not THE, richest city in Texas. However, what about the crime rate? While a fairly safe community, we’re going to continue our city series and look at the top 5 crimes committed in Flower Mound, Texas.

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Is Weed Legal in Houston?

Living in Houston, Texas is great. Not only is the job market booming in Houston, but you can also live there on a modest income. The weather can be great too! Houston has been voted among the coolest cities in America. The lifestyle is a combination of the general laid-back atmosphere of Texas with the cityscapes of major cities. However, laws over marijuana laws at the state level, as well as how it’s enforced in the city have been in flux in recent years. Adding to posts that focus on the city, we’re posting this on page dealing with marijuana laws in the city of Houston, TX.

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Bribery Laws in Texas

Bribery Laws in Texas are, similar to other states, severe regardless of the type of bribery. However “bribery” as it stands is a fairly vague in generalized word with several meanings both colloquially and within the eyes of the state. We’ll describe the different types of bribery and where it’s most common in the state of Texas.

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Texas Penalty For Robbery and Where It’s Most Common

Robbery in Texas is one of the rare crimes which come with a relatively straightforward definition and penalty. We will discuss the types of robbery in the state of Texas (there are only two), the penalties for committing of Robbery, and discuss where robbery is most common in the State.

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Houston DWI Laws, Penalties, and Frequency

With almost 10,000 reported cases of DWIs in 2019, Houston has more DWI convictions than any other state in Texas. While the reason may be obvious, given it is the largest city in the State and fourth largest in the country (as of 2022), the penalties may not be. We’ll break them down here as well as describe other forms of DWIs you might not be aware of.

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Trafficking Laws In Texas

Trafficking in the State of Texas has reached a fever pitch recently as claims (some warranted, some dubious) about it being on the rise has made rounds in the media. But what is Trafficking? How is it defined in the state? And what are the penalties? These are some of the areas we’re going to touch on in this page.

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Assault Penalties in Texas

Texas can have severe penalties if you are charged and convicted of assault in the Lonestar state. We’ll go over the current laws and policies regarding assault and touch on the major types of assault (and where they are most common) across the state.

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2nd DWI in Texas: What You Need To Know

Wondering what happens when you get a 2nd DWI in Texas? As we’ve discussed, the details of a particular case, as well as the judges propensity for sentencing are going to weigh heavily on the sentencing. However even those unique circumstance can be factored in when trying to understand the penalties. We’ll detail what penalties the law mandates, what to expect and the circumstances that might result in increased penalties.

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Texas Penalties on First DWI Offense

While the Texas legal system is unique in many ways, the state is consistent when it comes to trying first offenses lighter than repeat offenders. Outside of the time being detained (up to 72 hours), you can expect to do no jail time. However the state also gives judges quite a bit of flexibility and we’ll talk about what that means on this page.

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Public Intoxication in Texas: Definitions, Penalties and Explanations

Every adult in America has seen someone publicly intoxicated but no one seems to know what it means. In Texas, this doubly true. The Lone Star state has no laws against drinking in public and therefore has plenty of laws about what happens when alcohol consumption in public goes wrong. We’ll walk through the definitions and misconceptions about alcohol on this page and will provide updated information about punishments as the law changes.

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A Tour of Texas Open Container Laws

Texas open container laws are fairly straightforward but, depending on your vehicle, the law does have some grey area. We’ll cover open container laws inside and outside a vehicle, as well as punishments for first and multiple time offenders.

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Drug Offenses In Texas: Laws, Penalties, and Explanations

Perhaps too broad a subject for a single page, drug offenses in Texas encompass a wide variety of offenses. From possession to trafficking to manufacturing, and their penalties, we’ll get to it all on this page. Feel free to bookmark this page for updated Texas drug laws as the drug laws change.

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What You Need To Know About Texas Open Carry Laws

Texas already has some of the most liberal (forgive the irony) laws regulating open carry handguns in the state. As of September of 2021, those rules are about to get much more lax. However there are still places where handguns cannot be carried in the state of Texas. We’ll cover all of that on this page.

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Getting A DWI Removed From Your Record In Texas

Having a DWI on your criminal record in Texas can be damaging to your professional and personal life. In addition to being embarrassing it can prevent you from getting jobs in the public and/or private sector. However if you did not injure someone else while driving under the influence and you have kept a clean record since receiving the citation, the process is fairly easy and straightforward.

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What Happens When You Get a DWI in Texas?

In Texas, DWI deals with Driving While Intoxicated and not merely Driving Under the Influence (which other states use more commonly). On this page we’ll provide the current Texas laws on intoxication, what their penalties entail (and why they might be worse for some) and then get to a brief history of the laws in Texas.

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BB Gun Laws in Texas

Every kid in Texas remembers getting their first BB gun (or at least when they were able to play with their neighbors). The short story is that BB guns are legal, of all ages with parental consent, in Texas but we’ll go through some nuances in the law including some important variants such as airsoft guns.

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Current Texas Hand Gun Laws

Most of the focus on state laws regarding gun control focuses on how hand guns are used and what permits are required. On this page we’ll look explicitly at hand gun laws in Texas state, and up them accordingly.

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Is Poker Legal In Texas?

Let’s answer the question: is poker legal in Texas? Well, the state named for the most popular form of poker, Texas Hold Em, still has laws about whether or not you can play poker legally in the state. Whether it’s a home game or online poker, we’ll cover the basics and the detail.

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Dry Counties In Texas: Still A Thing

Depending on where you live in Texas, it may (or may not) shock you to know that some counties do not allow any alcohol to be sold in the county. There’s actually a scale of different categories from Completely Wet, which refers to counties where the sale of alcohol is allowed. To Partially Wet which allows for the sale of beer and wine but not liquor. Finally there are completely dry counties that do not allow the sale of alcohol in any shape way or form. In this page, which we’ll attempt to keep updated as counties change their rules, we’ll update this page.

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Is Online Sports Betting Legal In Texas

In this post we’ll answer the question of whether online sports betting is legal in Texas. Additionally, we’ll track in realtime the legal status of gambling overall and update this page accordingly when the law is updated.

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Is Prostitution Legal In Texas?

Prostitution is illegal in Texas, but recent changes have altered how it could be enforced. We will give an overview of the current laws as they stand and then look at how enforcement compares with other states.

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