Understanding Evidence in a Criminal Trial
Most of us have probably watched courtroom dramas on TV where a defense attorney will rise and proclaim: “Objection, your honor, this evidence is not relevant.” Another version might be that the evidence is “immaterial” or perhaps “hearsay.” What, then, is admissible evidence in a trial? Evidence, after all, is what determines the outcome of the proceeding.
What Are the Rules on Self Defense in Texas?
If you are or your property is threatened—or you see others being threatened or assaulted—what rights do you have to self-defense or to defending others? More than two dozen states, including Texas, have adopted versions of what is called “stand your ground,” which generally means you can defend yourself and others using reasonable and proportionate force.
Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?
Anyone who’s been arrested knows how stressful it can be to get information about your charges and then wait for your trial, not knowing exactly what penalties you may face. Also, it’s only natural to want to know more about alternatives to incarceration and whether they’ll be available to you.
What Can I Do if My Ex Isn’t Paying Their Child Support?
If your ex was ordered to pay child support, it is because the court determined they owe financial support to your kids. You depend on receiving it regularly, as ordered, to provide for your children. Thus, when your ex isn’t paying their child support, your kids suffer.