Criminal charges are classified into misdemeanor and felony offenses. Misdemeanor crimes are generally less severe than felonies. Nevertheless, each jurisdiction has the authority to decide specifically which offenses are charged as misdemeanors and which are felony offenses. How ... More
What Is Criminal Law?
An overview of criminal law, types of crimes and punishments Most people feel in a general sense that they understand what criminal law is. After all, criminal law generally involves "bad" things that people shouldn't do. However, there is a notable difference between things that ... More
What Is an Infraction?
Crimes are classified as misdemeanors, felonies and infractions. More commonly known as petty crimes, infractions are violations of administrative regulations, ordinances and municipal codes. Some jurisdictions treat traffic violations as infractions. Most states do not consider ... More
Best Defense Strategies Against a Prostitution Charge in Texas
Prostitution is often described as being the world’s oldest profession, but that doesn’t mean Texas law enforcement agencies won’t prosecute it as a crime. In Texas, prostitution is defined as engaging in or offering to engage in sexual contact in exchange for compensation. A ... More
Reality TV Star Josh Duggar Jailed on Child Porn Charges
Former reality TV star Josh Duggar has been transferred to the Federal Correctional Institute, Seagoville, located outside of Dallas, to begin serving his 151-month prison sentence on child porn charges. According to court documents, Duggar was also given 20 years of ... More
Why Do People Consume Child Porn?
Child pornography is any visual depiction that shows minors engaging in sexual activity or posing provocatively. This includes photos, videos and drawings. Some people may think they can't be charged with child pornography if they don't take the photos themselves or download ... More