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Assault (8) Posts

Is Assault on an Officer a Felony?

August 21

Any encounter with law enforcement officials can be scary. Everything that happens from the initial contact to an arrest…

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Is Coughing on Food Illegal?

March 31

If you’re at a grocery store, you get a little tickle in your throat, and you accidentally cough on…

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What Is the Punishment for Injury to a Child in Texas?

March 27

Texas laws are concerned with protecting the health and safety of residents and visitors. This is especially true in…

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What Is Indecent Assault?

February 16

Understanding Indecent Assault Statutes in Texas Some of us are tactile people. We might show our emotions to different…

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Burglary (1) Posts

Are the Charges the Same for Burglary of a Home and Burglary of a Vehicle?

December 9

Burglary Charges in Texas In Texas, burglary laws are separated into those committed in a home and those committed in a…

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Criminal Chargers (3) Posts

Is Unlawful Restraint the Same as Kidnapping?

August 31

At first glance, unlawful restraint and kidnapping may appear to be the same. They both involve restricting another person’s…

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Is Repeatedly Texting Someone Harassment?

August 24

Electronic communication allows you to quickly contact a person. In fact, you can conveniently send multiple messages to the…

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Is Interfering with a 911 Call Illegal?

April 30

Suppose Jake and Emily have gotten into an argument. With her temper rising and upset that Jake won’t see…

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Criminal Defense (4) Posts

‘Zoom-bombing’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 27

FBI Warns of ‘Zoom-Bombing’ The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hundreds of thousands of people, professionals and students alike to…

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Are Fake 911 Calls Illegal?

July 19

Calling 911 to Report a False Crime Is a Crime When you are in an emergency, you call 911.…

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Do Police Need a Warrant to Search My Cell Phone?

June 22

Because of their capabilities, cell phones contain a lot of personal information. For instance, they can have photos of…

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Is Street Racing a Felony in Texas?

May 22

You can add various modifications to your vehicle to make it sleeker, more efficient, and faster. Often, fixing up…

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Death Penalty (1) Posts

Fighting the Injustice of the Death Penalty

October 22

Before the end of the year, Texas is scheduled to execute four people. Last year, our state executed 13 men—a full…

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Drug Crime (1) Posts

Increased Sentences for Making or Selling a Drug that Injures or Kills

February 21

Drug manufacture and distribution laws are in place to deter related crimes, reduce the amount of controlled substances circulating…

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Are Field Sobriety Tests Accurate?

July 11

Standardized Field Sobriety Test Flaws Drivers may get a DWI charge without being impaired or intoxicated. You may have…

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Can a Minor Get a DWI in Texas?

April 24

Texas has “Zero Tolerance” laws concerning minors and alcohol-related offenses. For the purposes of these statutes, a minor is…

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LaHood Norton Law Group Welcomes DWI Consultant Dr. Lance Platt as Of Counsel

December 18

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – For more than 16 years, nationally-recognized DWI consultant Dr. Lance Platt and his team at…

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Caught Drinking During DWI Probation—Do I Have a Defense?

November 21

What Is DWI Probation, and What Should I Know About It? If you’re charged with a DWI, you may choose…

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Federal Crimes (3) Posts

‘Zoom-bombing’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 27

FBI Warns of ‘Zoom-Bombing’ The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hundreds of thousands of people, professionals and students alike to…

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Are Fake 911 Calls Illegal?

July 19

Calling 911 to Report a False Crime Is a Crime When you are in an emergency, you call 911.…

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Are Hate Crimes Federal or State Offenses?

May 29

A hate crime is one that is motivated by the alleged offender’s bias. These offenses are not separate types…

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Felony (9) Posts

Is Unlawful Restraint the Same as Kidnapping?

August 31

At first glance, unlawful restraint and kidnapping may appear to be the same. They both involve restricting another person’s…

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Is Assault on an Officer a Felony?

August 21

Any encounter with law enforcement officials can be scary. Everything that happens from the initial contact to an arrest…

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Is It a Crime to Keep Rental Equipment Passed the Agreement Date?

June 30

Various situations may arise when you need equipment you don’t readily have on hand. For instance, if you’re moving…

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When Is It Illegal to Have a Gift Card?

June 26

For things like birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other significant life events, people often give gift cards as presents. Preloaded…

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Firm News (4) Posts

Attorney Nico LaHood Featured in My San Antonio

November 22

Attorney Nico LaHood was recently featured in a My San Antonio article titled, “Up Close with former DA Nico LaHood.”…

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Former DA Nico LaHood – Daytime at 9 San Antonio

July 23

LaHood Norton Law Group is an experienced team of former prosecutors now defending the accused to protect their innocence.…

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Nico LaHood Former DA: LaHood Norton Law Group New Office

July 21

Question: How have past experiences shaped the way you go about cases? Nico LaHood: Because of our past experiences not…

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Nico LaHood and Jay Norton: Introducing the LaHood Norton Law Group

July 11

Question: What makes the LaHood Norton Law Group unique and what sets it apart from other law firms? Nico LaHood: Let me put…

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Legal Advice (4) Posts

Texas Expungement Law FAQ

January 20

Texas Expunction Laws Criminal records are terrifying. They can seem like a persistent specter that follows you to job…

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What to Do When Facing Assault Charges

July 19

Arrested for Assault: What Happens Next When you or a loved one face assault charges, it’s scary. There is…

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Five Things You Should Never Do If You Get Arrested

June 20

Getting arrested can be a frightening experience. However, you should be very careful about your actions in the immediate…

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Firing an Attorney: Steps to Take to Protect Legal Rights and Interests

June 20

Odds are that a person engages an attorney at least once during his or her lifetime. Indeed, in this…

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Misdemeanor (8) Posts

Is Unlawful Restraint the Same as Kidnapping?

August 31

At first glance, unlawful restraint and kidnapping may appear to be the same. They both involve restricting another person’s…

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Is Repeatedly Texting Someone Harassment?

August 24

Electronic communication allows you to quickly contact a person. In fact, you can conveniently send multiple messages to the…

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Is It a Crime to Keep Rental Equipment Passed the Agreement Date?

June 30

Various situations may arise when you need equipment you don’t readily have on hand. For instance, if you’re moving…

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When Is It Illegal to Have a Gift Card?

June 26

For things like birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other significant life events, people often give gift cards as presents. Preloaded…

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Search Warrants (1) Posts

Do Police Need a Warrant to Search My Cell Phone?

June 22

Because of their capabilities, cell phones contain a lot of personal information. For instance, they can have photos of…

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Sex Crime (3) Posts

What Is Revenge Porn, and Is It Illegal?

February 28

In today’s age of smartphones, text messaging, emailing, and social media sharing, it’s easier than ever to send photos…

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What Happens After a Child Sexual Assault Arrest?

October 8

Sex crimes come with immense stigma and harsh punishments. Communities, especially parents, may turn against anyone accused of the crime—even…

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Sexting Without Consent Is Now a Misdemeanor

September 12

If you’re a fan of dating apps, listen up. Just this month, a new law has banned sending explicit…

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State Crime (2) Posts

Are Hate Crimes Federal or State Offenses?

May 29

A hate crime is one that is motivated by the alleged offender’s bias. These offenses are not separate types…

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What Is Retaliation Against a Witness?

April 20

Being accused of and charged with a crime can be frightening. The criminal justice system often seems to be…

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Theft (5) Posts

Is It a Crime to Keep Rental Equipment Passed the Agreement Date?

June 30

Various situations may arise when you need equipment you don’t readily have on hand. For instance, if you’re moving…

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Ringing Up a Possible Felony at a Self-Checkout Counter

December 7

Nowadays, many stores have self-checkout counters that conveniently allow a person to ring up and pay for their items…

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Fighting Felony Charges for Package and Mail Theft

November 14

Recent Laws Have Increased Penalties—and Your Chances of Being Charged Stealing mail is a federal crime but, until recently,…

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Stay out of Jail This Halloween: Illegal Pranks to Avoid

October 31

Halloween is a fun time to celebrate with friends—and to spread a bit of mischief in the dark of…

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Uncategorized (1) Posts
Weapons (1) Posts

What’s Considered a Deadly Weapon in Texas?

May 25

You might have read or heard about someone in Texas being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.…

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