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Texas Nurse Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Himself to Patient

Under Texas law, indecent exposure is defined as “exposing his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.” Indecent exposure is considered a Class B misdemeanor in Texas, which can come with up to 180 days in jail, a fine up to $2,000, or both. In addition, because indecent exposure is sexual crime the person accused could also be forced to register as a sex offender.

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Man Arrested After Reporting Car He Stole as Stolen

Some people do not take theft arrests very seriously, but a conviction can mean prison time, a damaged reputation, criminal record, and other personal and professional consequences that come with being labeled a thief. If you or a loved one has been charged with a theft or property offense in the Houston, Galveston, or greater Texas area, let The Law Office of Lori Laird, PLLC represent you. We are here to provide you with a personalized and strategic defense to your case.

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The Importance of Medical Records in Litigation

Medical records are a vitally important part of any litigation that involves a person’s injury or wellbeing. However, at the same time a person has the right to keep their health information private, and laws have been enacted that protect the personal health information of individuals. This is a very short overview of some of the privacy laws in effect and articulates various steps our firm takes to ensure protection of your confidential information.

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All the King’s Men: The Texas Castle Doctrine

Understanding the Texas Castle Doctrine: Texas law allows citizens to use force (including the use of deadly force) to protect themselves, their property, other people in danger, or to stop the commission of a felony. These laws are known as the Texas Castle Doctrine. Under certain circumstances there is no duty to retreat and the use of force is justified. However, even the justified use of force for purposes of self defense does not guarantee that an individual will not be arrested and/or charged with a crime.

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Hate Crimes – An Unsettling Synopsis

Hate crimes are still a problem in Texas. Hate crimes may be crimes committed against individuals due to extreme intolerance regarding a victim's race, sexual orientation or religion (to name a few examples). A recent case in Texas put hate crimes back in the spotlight. In this case, a man was targeted, beaten, and placed in the trunk of a vehicle--due to his sexual orientation.

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