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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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Texas Laws on Harboring Illegal Immigrants

In the Lone Star State, the issue of illegal immigration is a hot-button topic fraught with complexities and challenges. It’s an issue that elicits strong emotions, stirring deep empathy for...
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How Much Weed is a Felony in Texas?

Because weed is still federally illegal, and the criminalization of personal-use marijuana is a state-level decision, the laws and penalties surrounding possession can vary greatly from state to state. This...
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What to Know About Facing Embezzlement Charges in Texas

If you or a loved one are facing embezzlement charges in Texas you should prepare yourself for the severe legal consequences that often follow. Considered a white-collar crime, embezzlement involves...
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Punishment for Aiding and Abetting an Illegal Alien in Texas

In the complex world of immigration law, many don’t understand the consequences of aiding and abetting an illegal alien in Texas. The Lone Star State is a state known for...
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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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