Burglary of a building is when a person enters a building that is not open to the public without the owner’s consent with intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault, or remains concealed with intent, or if they do commit a felony, theft, or assault. This is considered a state felony if committed in a building other than a habitation.
Burglary to a habitation according to the Texas penal code section 30.02 is when a person enters a habitation without the consent of the owner and has intent to commit a felony, remains concealed with intent, or commits a felony, theft, or assault. If a person is found guilty, they could be convicted of a felony of the second degree and if there was intent or if they committed any other felony than theft, they could be charged with a felony of the first degree.
Texas penal code-section 30.04 states that, a person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, he breaks into or enters a vehicle or any part of the vehicle with intent to commit a felony or theft. This is considered a class a misdemeanor unless the vehicle or part of the vehicle is a railcar, in which event the offense is a state jail felony.
Texas penal code section31-06 states that if a person obtained property or a service by issuing or passing a check for the payment of money, when they have no funds in the bank to cover the amount in full, this can be considered theft by check. Under any circumstance if a check is written for payment and the receiver of the check is unable to cash it due to fault of the person that wrote the check is considered theft by check.
Theft is the intentional taking of another person’s property or money without permission. Theft can be a number of many different criminal activities, such as, robbery, burglary, embezzlement, tampering, looting, and shoplifting.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office notified defense lawyers on Wednesday that a crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases.
In a newly obtained video, a Houston Police officer is seen balling his fist, punching a woman in the face and slamming her to the floor of a drunk-tank cell after she swung her elbow at the officer while questioning the no-refusal blood test.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has dismissed 90 pending misdemeanor and felony drug cases after a deputy improperly destroyed evidence at the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office is forced to throw out more than 140 cases so far after it was discovered over 21,000 pieces of evidence was destroyed by the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
The Harris County District Attorney's office is re-evaluating a decade's worth of DWI cases. This comes after the credentials of an expert witness, a toxicology analyst, were called into question.
There are over 1,000 cases under review because of the misuse of evidence. While 142 have been dismissed thus far, there has been a high number of cases in which evidence has been destroyed - most of the cases involving drug crimes.
After and expert's qualifications have been questioned, there are nearly 10 years of DWI cases being under review in Harris County.
After being questioned about her credentials in DWI cases, a woman responds publicly.
Expert witness has been accused of lying on the stand and moved down to a lower level position.