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Texas man's death sentence to be re-evaluated

Upon being convicted of a serious felony, many Texas residents might feel that their futures are out of their controls. When a sentence after a conviction is imposed, the feelings of despair and hopelessness may increase. However, it is important for defendants to remember that they are always due fair treatment.

What constitutes a terroristic threat in Texas?

Along with violent crimes, terroristic threats are taken very seriously in Texas. Accordingly, it’s important for you to understand what exactly constitutes a terroristic threat and the types of punishments that may be possible. Depending on the exact circumstances, you could be faced with fines, court costs and even jail time based on the details of the incident in question.

When self-defense turns into an assault charge

If you have ever been the victim of an assault, you may have attempted to defend yourself vociferously against your attacker, using whatever was at hand, including your own feet and fists. Texas has always had liberal gun laws, and the same extends towards the rights of its citizens to defend themselves against criminal aggression. But there are circumstances where a Houston resident can find him- or herself in legal hot water facing assault charges when a self- defense situation went awry.

Eyewitness identification: Not always reliable in court

When people in Texas are charged with a violent crime, their case may go to trial before a court-appointed judge or jury. Using their judgement from the evidence presented in the case, the judge or jury ultimately determine the accused offender’s fate. In some cases, there may be eyewitnesses, who give testimony as to what they saw or perceived to have happened during the incident. Many studies show, however, that eyewitness testimonies and identifications are unreliable and they may lead to innocent people being convicted of a crime they did not commit.

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