Texas Penal Code

Topic will detail how various portions of the texas penal code are relevant to san antonio criminal defendants regarding their specific situation


Concealed Carry Law

Concealed Carry Law


Posted on Aug 2, 2012

Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon & Concealed Carry Law Sometimes a person is actually seeking information on unlawful carrying of a weapon law, when they search “concealed carry law”.  This post covers both laws and how they work.  In Texas, the general rule of thumb is that you can carry a handgun, so long as you are heading home.  You can go purchase a gun, and drive to your own boat, motor vehicle or home with that...

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Self Defense Law–Texas

Self Defense Law–Texas


Posted on Jul 27, 2012

When a person is charged with a violent crime such as aggravated assault, simple assault or domestic violence (called assault family violence) in Texas, the criminal defense attorney will always assess whether the case was one of self-defense. The Law on Self-Defense In sum, a person can defend herself using force against someone else, only to the extent that this force is necessary for protection.  Physical force is never permissible...

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This article quotes all of Section 8 of the Texas Penal Code which lists several defenses to crime.  The purpose is to state the Penal Code and then offer an easy to read version of the criminal defense. Cook & Cook seeks for the LawyerDefend.me website to be a real resource for the criminally accused and their families. Here is the Texas Penal Code Law On Insanity: Sec. 8.01. INSANITY. (a) It is an affirmative defense to...

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Rights of the Accused in Texas


Posted on Jun 13, 2012

Our Texas Code of Criminal Procedure lays out the various rights of the accused in Texas: Art. 1.05. RIGHTS OF ACCUSED. In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall have a speedy public trial by an impartial jury. He shall have the right to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, and to have a copy thereof. He shall not be compelled to give evidence against himself. He shall have the right of being heard by...

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Texas Penal Code 71.00 Gang Law


Posted on Jun 7, 2012

This article offers and overview on Texas Gang Law. Gang Law 1:  You cannot be involved in groups that are made for the purpose of committing crime.  Here is the relevant Gang Law that states this rule in legal terms: Sec. 71.02.  ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. (a)  A person commits an offense if, with the intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination or as a member of a...

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The following law applies to organized crime in Texas: Sec. 71.02.  ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. (a)  A person commits an offense if, with the intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination or as a member of a criminal street gang, the person commits or conspires to commit one or more of the following: (1)  murder, capital murder, arson, aggravated robbery, robbery,...

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