There are many ups and downs that can come with trying to handle criminal charges. In some cases, individuals could stand accused of a crime only to have the charge later dropped. Unfortunately, that does not always mean that the same individual will not come back around as suspect and face allegations again for serious crimes, like murder.
When major life changes occur, it is easy to feel a lack of control. In some cases, Texas residents may not have had much say in the changes that take place, such as when a spouse files for divorce. Though such an event can feel shocking, individuals can take steps to help themselves throughout the upcoming proceedings.
People who have been around the criminal justice system are familiar with the term "3G" offense. This term came from Code of Criminal Procedure Article 42.12, Section 3G. The law was re-written in 2017 and is now contained in Code Article 42A.054 as an aggravated crime. But the content is the same. These are serious offenses, such as murder, sex crimes, crimes against children, crimes where a deadly weapon was used or exhibited, among others.
Investigators have used DNA in criminal databases to help solve cases for decades. What is being pulled into these databases is increasing and raises privacy issues. Could a cheek swab to trace your roots through a service like Ancestry.com or 23andMe mean your biological information is public? Many people say yes in hopes of finding out more about where they came from and distant relatives.
When facing difficult circumstances, some people do not always know how to handle the situation in the best way. As a result, they may take drastic action thinking it will help them solve a problem only to make things harder for themselves. For instance, a person could face animal abuse charges if they attempt to get rid of animals in harmful ways.
It takes a great deal of effort to address criminal charges. When a person is accused of a crime, it may benefit him or her to starting thinking about possible defense strategies soon after the allegations come about, especially for drug-related charges. In such a situation, it is also typically wise to have help when creating a defense.