• What Are White-Collar Crimes?

      Explaining White-Collar Crimes in Texas White-collar crimes are illegal actions which typically involve the misuse or misappropriation of finances. They are distinguished from other types of crimes because they do not often involve violence or threats of violence. While many low-level crimes, such as robbery and theft, involve physically taking money from a person or a busine ...

      Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 27 readers -
    • Embezzlement: Texas Laws, Definitions, and Defenses

      Texas Embezzlement Laws Financial crimes in Texas are a unique category of illegal offenses. While many actions are criminalized because they threaten the public safely or physically endanger other people, financial crimes are violations that threaten the economic security of others. Financial crimes can occur in a variety of settings, from small local banks to huge business enterprises.

      Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 26 readers -
    • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

      Comparison of Drug Laws in Texas Texas has a reputation for being tough on drugs. While there is some truth to this belief, drug laws in Texas are not necessarily all the same. The laws and the associated penalties for drug violations can be very different based on the type and amount of drugs involved in a particular case.

      Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 25 readers -
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    This Labor Day is a no refusal weekend. Labor Day is a high-profile holiday—along with New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th, and Memorial Day— because many people travel to attend parties and events with family and friends that include alcoholic beverages on these days. Dozens of drivers are typically arrested for drunk driving on a high profile holiday in Houston.

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  • The Different Types of White-Collar Crime Laws in Texas

    White-collar crime is a phrase that’s been used since 1939. It was originally used to define a crime committed by a “person of respectability” and significant social status in the course of his or her occupation. Today, the debate continues about which crimes qualify as white-collar crimes. However, generally speaking, white-collar crime includes a range of non-violent crime ...

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 9 readers -
  • Terroristic Threats: Laws and Consequences in Texas

    When an individual threatens to commit a criminally violent act against someone else, and when the intention of the threat is to terrorize another person, the actors commits a terroristic threat. A terroristic threat is considered a speech-based crime. It’s often difficult to discern if an individual’s acts alone constitute a criminal offense.

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    There are few criminal offenses as serious as those concerning the loss of life. In Texas, the criminal justice system prosecutes laws pertaining to cases in which one person is responsible for another person’s death. There are distinctions between these offenses made regarding the defendant’s actions and his or her frame of mind when the act occurred.

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
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