A Guide to Texas Civil Forfeiture Laws

A Guide to Texas Civil Forfeiture Laws

Law enforcement can use civil asset forfeiture to seize property they believe has or will be involved in a crime. Law enforcement can use civil asset forfeiture to seize cash, a vehicle, personal belongings, or even a house. In Texas, an asset forfeiture proceeding is...
What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Texas?

What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Texas?

The state of Texas is known for having some of the harshest drug possession laws. Many drug possession charges are felony charges, resulting in over a year of jail time if convicted. The penalties for drug possession charges depend on several factors, including the...
Six Types of Criminal Fraud Charges in Texas

Six Types of Criminal Fraud Charges in Texas

Texas recognizes several different types of fraud charges as crimes. Each type of criminal fraud charge comes with its own set of elements that the prosecution must prove. However, most fraud cases involve a defendant making willful misrepresentation with the intent...
Understanding and Avoiding Mortgage Fraud

Understanding and Avoiding Mortgage Fraud

The phrase “white-collar crime” refers to many types of fraud committed by business professionals. Typically, white-collar crimes are nonviolent but they are often financially devastating. Mortgage fraud is a type of white-collar crime that falls under the broad...