Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Texas Hit and Run Laws

In Texas, you are guilty of a class B misdemeanor if you leave the scene of an accident involving property damage above $200. If the accident involves death or serious injury, you are guilty of a third-degree felony if you leave the scene without fulfilling statutory obligations. Quick take: Leaving the scene of an accident … Read more

Texas Sexting Laws

Texas has a few laws directly related to sexting – Penal code section 43.261 – A minor “Intentionally or knowingly” sending another minor an explicit photo or video can be a class B or C misdemeanor. Additionally, in 2019 Texas introduced Penal Code 21.19, which is a revenge porn statute protecting against the transmission of … Read more

Texas Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Texas

Texas child support laws say that upkeep is mandatory in the state, and parents, whether married or unmarried, must pay until the child is 18. However, what determines who pays is the amount of parenting time you have. Meaning, often child support is the responsibility of the non-custodial parent. It may sound unfair, but the … Read more

Texas Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations as they apply to the state of Texas

Statute of Limitations TX- Summary Texas’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Texas Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower laws as they apply to the state of Texas

A Summary of Texas Whistleblower Laws Texas is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, there are a few exceptions to this doctrine that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. These exceptions include common law protections and statutory protections. Statutory protections are … Read more

Texas Lemon Law

Lemon laws as they apply to the state of Texas

Summary of Texas Lemon Law Texas’ lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 4 valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty … Read more

Texas Car Seat Laws

Child Car Seat Laws as they apply to the state of Texas

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Texas A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Texas Infants and toddlers should ride on rear-facing seats until they reach age 2. Children can graduate to forward-facing seats once they outgrow the rear-facing seat. Children can ride on booster seats once they outgrow forward-facing seats. The … Read more

Texas Audio and Video Recording Laws

Texas Recording Law Summary: Is Texas a One Party Consent State? Texas recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Texas, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record or share communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at least one person taking part … Read more