The Difference Between Battery and Assault in Texas

The Difference Between Battery and Assault in Texas

When it comes to battery and assault, there are many states that opt to treat these two issues as separate crimes, while other states opt to treat them as the same crime. The main reasons for this is because the two are closely linked with one another. Assault is what...
Can You Legally Be Forced into Quarantine?

Can You Legally Be Forced into Quarantine?

In terms of both quarantine and isolation, especially with the recent onset of the coronavirus outbreak occurring in various parts of the world, it’s important to make note of the many different legal authorities for both of these issues. Here are the basic...
Failing to Yield in Austin Can Now Land Drivers in Court

Failing to Yield in Austin Can Now Land Drivers in Court

The Austin Transportation Department has officially announced that any and all drivers who are accused of failing to yield in crashes that involve injuries will now have to appear in court rather than simply paying a fine. Previously, those drivers who had been...
Surveillance Camera Catches Man Setting Fire to Grackle Statue

Surveillance Camera Catches Man Setting Fire to Grackle Statue

The Austin Fire Department recently released a surveillance video that shows a man setting fire to a grackle statue that once stood outside Austin City Hall. Investigators say that they know the identity of the man, whom they did not name; however, they now need to...
Can Landlords Authorize Police to Search Rental Properites?

Can Landlords Authorize Police to Search Rental Properites?

While there are many different reasons as to why police officers may want to conduct searches on rental properties, such as looking for drugs, criminals, etc., this doesn’t mean that they can simply enter someone’s home whenever they wish to do so unless...
What is bac ?

What is bac ?

For anyone born in the United States after the year 2000, they’ve never lived in a time where the BAC limits in the United States were over .08% in any of the 50 states, and they absolutely wouldn’t remember when the legal drinking age was 18 as opposed to 21. The...
Can Legally Purchased Marijuana Be Taken From One State to Another?

Can Legally Purchased Marijuana Be Taken From One State to Another?

If you are visiting a state where it’s legal to purchase and travel with marijuana under a personal use law, you may not think twice about packing it with you on your drive back home. You purchased it legally, so there shouldn’t be an issue, right? That depends. Can...
How Police Spot Drunk Drivers

How Police Spot Drunk Drivers

If you’ve ever seen someone on the side of the road undergoing a sobriety test, or a swerving car suddenly be pulled over, chances are you’ve likely wondered how police are able to spot those who may be driving drunk. Believe it or not, it involves a lot more...
Ways in Which a Criminal Conviction Can Impact Your Future

Ways in Which a Criminal Conviction Can Impact Your Future

A criminal conviction is something that can seriously affect your future in all sorts of ways. While being arrested and going to jail is a consequence in and of itself, the consequences of a criminal conviction don’t end once bail is posted. Depending on the severity...