Assault. That single word receives a lot of attention week in and week out, not just by law enforcement, lawyers, and judges, but with ever increasing frequency, in the sports world. Texas criminal courts – be mindful that the definition used in civil cases is a bit different – defines assault as the intentional or Read more about What Qualifies as “Assault” in Texas?
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Domestic Violence/Family Violence
Texas does not use the terms “Domestic Violence” or “Domestic Assault” in the Penal Code, or in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Rather, Texas relies upon its normal definitions of assault, and then adds the language “Family Violence” if there are some additional factors, such as a present or past dating relationship, marital relationship, or Read more about Domestic Violence/Family Violence
Injury cases where the “victim” is a child, elderly individual, or a disabled individual are treated a bit differently than simple assault cases. There are a number of subtle nuances which impact the severity of the allegation, and provide possible defenses, of an elderly assault case. Obviously, reasonable discipline is not going to be prosecuted; Read more about Elderly Assault
Marijuana or Hemp?
Last legislative session, the Texas legislature decided to follow federal law and say that hemp is legal, provided it has less than 0.3% of TCH by dry weight. The problem is this definition fails to completely understand the chemistry involved, and it ignores the federal regulations that call for taking into consideration the range of Read more about Marijuana or Hemp?
Impact of Corona Virus on My Criminal Case in Williamson County, Texas
The everyday routines we enjoyed are changing on a daily basis. Businesses are closed, or working reduced hours, large gatherings are prohibited, various governmental offices are operating at reduced hours or availability, and even law enforcement is taking a different approach in responding to calls if it responds at all. Notwithstanding all of this change, Read more about Impact of Corona Virus on My Criminal Case in Williamson County, Texas
A Second Chance For Veterans in Williamson County
In 2015, Williamson County established a veteran’s treatment court for the purpose of providing resources and support for veterans accused of low-level crimes. This program assists veterans who struggle with issues like PTSD, or other issues that lead to self-medicating by connecting these individuals with services through the Veteran’s Administration and other service providers. Does Read more about A Second Chance For Veterans in Williamson County
Can Drug Dependency Lead To Mental Health Issues?
Mental health is a complex and delicate issue and one that can vary dramatically by the individual. The set of circumstances that might send one person spiraling into a depressive episode, for example, might not even phase someone with different genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. As such, it’s important to approach these issues with patience and Read more about Can Drug Dependency Lead To Mental Health Issues?
The Consequences of A Criminal Record
You know that breaking the law has consequences. From jail time, to fines, to community service, there are lots of ways that an arrest, followed by a conviction, can have serious repercussions that will affect the rest of your life. Depending on the crime’s classification—misdemeanor or felony—the consequences may vary. Even for what you might Read more about The Consequences of A Criminal Record
Proactive Treatment: Specialty Courts in Williamson County
In recent years, Williamson County has seen a significant movement towards providing treatment when individuals face certain types of crimes, as opposed to just charging them with a crime and seeking jail or prison time. These programs are designed to address the root cause of offenses, instead of jumping straight to punishment that may result Read more about Proactive Treatment: Specialty Courts in Williamson County
Mental Illness + Drug Dependency
Today’s criminal justice system suffers from a massive increase in various types of crimes because of an individual’s mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 2 million people with a mental illness are booked into jail. Nearly 15% of men and 30% of women booked into jails suffer from a serious Read more about Mental Illness + Drug Dependency