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Whether you’re looking for more information on charges you’re currently facing or looking for ways to educate yourself on Texas law, the Guzman Law Firm blog is full of valuable insights for any Texan. Filter through a multitude of topics for advice, informaton, and more in our blog.
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The Difference Between Assault vs. Battery

Outside of the realm of criminal law, the terms “assault” and “battery” are often used interchangeably, leading to a common misunderstanding that they denote the same act. In most states...
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What Is the Age of Consent in Texas?

The age of consent is a critical legal concept that establishes the minimum age at which an individual can legally engage in sexual activities with another person. Every state in...
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The Self-Defense Laws in Texas

Everyone in the great state of Texas has a right to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property. But where is the line drawn between protecting oneself and committing...
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What is the Punishment for Crossing the Border Illegally?

We’ve done a bit of writing about the penalties associated with human smuggling charges in Texas (or the punishment for bringing people across the border illegally), but what is the...
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What Is the Punishment for Bringing People Across the Border?

What is the punishment for bringing people across the border? Unfortunately human smuggling, also known as alien smuggling under federal law, is a big problem here in Texas. And while...
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Is Drunk Driving a Felony in Texas?

We all know that Texas courts are tough on those accused of DWI, but is drunk driving a felony in Texas? Penalties for DWI will vary drastically based on the...
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What is the Punishment for Harboring Illegal Immigrants?

What is the punishment for harboring illegal immigrants? Harboring illegal immigrants is one of many federal alien smuggling crimes, for which good people can find themselves in serious trouble —...
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How Do You Get Your License Back After a DWI in Texas?

If you’ve recently gotten a DWI in the Lone Star State, you’re likely wondering how to get your license back after a DWI in Texas. Life doesn’t go on hold...
Statute of Limitations on Theft in Texas

Statute of Limitations on Theft in Texas

According to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the statute of limitations on theft in Texas is generally five years after the alleged date of the crime. This means that...

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