In 2018, the First Step Act was enacted. The act has a 2-fold purpose. It should reduce the number of federal prison sentences that are unnecessarily long, and it should make the conditions within federal prisons better. After being put into practice, the First Step Continue Reading
What is a Crime of Sudden Passion?
When a crime is committed in the heat of the moment—without planning or thinking—then it's usually considered a crime of “sudden passion.” The person's emotions take over their actions, resulting in a crime being unexpectedly committed. What is the difference between Continue Reading
Understanding How Due Process Violations Can Overturn Convictions
Due process is the “fundamental principle of fairness in all legal matters, both civil and criminal, especially in the courts.” Moreover, due process ensures that anyone facing legal action has the right to counsel, the right to remain silent and not incriminate Continue Reading
Houston Pet Tiger Escape Raises Questions About Exotic Pet Laws in Texas
Houstonians experienced a thrill for nearly a week in early May 2021. A tiger was spotted roaming a Houston neighborhood on May 9th and remained on the loose for nearly a week before it was safely captured and eventually turned over to a rescue organization. Besides Continue Reading
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