Texas Laws

Traffic and Red Light Cameras in Houston

At one point, cameras were considered the latest and greatest advancement in traffic enforcement. Cameras mounted near busy intersections would be the eyes of police forces that were often stretched too thin.  Traffic cameras, sometimes called red light cameras, could photograph drivers who disobeyed traffic signals, enabling authorities to issue tickets even though no police… read more

What Is the Difference Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault?

The terms sexual assault and sexual abuse are often used interchangeably. However, the terms have very different meanings under Texas law. Learning the difference between the two crimes can help injured victims seek compensation for damages they sustained because of these intentional torts. What Is Sexual Abuse According to Texas Law? Generally, sexual abuse is… read more

Window Tint Laws in Texas

Many vehicles on the road have some type of tint on the windows. Tinting vehicle windows helps protect them from heat and harmful rays. It can also reduce glare. However, there are restrictions on tinting vehicle windows in Texas. Rule 21.3 of the Texas Administrative Code sets the standards for privacy window devices for motor… read more

Vaping Laws in Texas

Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking tobacco products. Vaping devices allow the user to inhale an aerosol that contains nicotine and other chemicals. Many vaping products contain flavorings, making vaping attractive to younger users.  Vaping devices are battery-operated. Some devices are disposable, while other vaping devices are rechargeable. They may resemble a USB… read more

What Are the Rules in Texas Regarding Stopping for a School Bus? 

Being stuck behind a school bus can be frustrating if it happens when you’re in a rush for your morning commute. But if you don’t know the rules about when to stop for a school bus in Texas, you could risk hurting a child and getting into significant trouble to boot.  Continue reading to learn… read more

Driving Without a License Versus Driving Without a License on Person in Texas

If you’ve been confused about the legal difference between driving without a license and driving without a license on person, it’s time to put the mixup to bed.  In this post, we’ll cover both concepts in depth. Which Is the More Serious Offense? Across all fifty states, it is illegal to drive without a license…. read more

Texas Laws on the Road: What’s the Smallest Street Legal Motorcycle?

Motorcycles come in a fairly wide range of shapes and sizes. In some cases, a vehicle that you might regard as a motorcycle might nevertheless be too small to be considered street legal. Even if you can take it on the street, you should still be aware of the relevant licensing requirements. Laws regarding the… read more

What Age Can a Child Ride on The Back of a Motorcycle in Texas?

Riding a motorcycle is thrilling. For a child, riding a motorcycle may be one of the most exciting privileges they experience. However, several Texas laws restrict minors from riding a motorcycle. Riders need to be aware of the Texas laws for minors as passengers on motorcycles. If you break these laws, you could face fines… read more

Do You Legally Have to Tell Someone You Have Herpes in Texas?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) exist. And, they can be easily transferred from one person to another. This often happens accidentally. But what happens if a partner knows that he or she is infected and has sex with another person without telling that person about the infection?  If this happens in Texas, that person could go… read more

Are Lottery Winners Required to Reveal Their Identities in Texas?

Just about everyone has dreamed of winning the lottery. Some would quit their jobs and never work another day in their life while others say they would give the money away. The truth, however, is that for many lottery winners, the publicity and fortune can end up feeling more like a curse than a blessing…. read more