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Is Threatening Someone Illegal?
Is Threatening Someone Illegal?

Is Verbally Threatening Someone a Crime? Verbal threats may be said as a joke or as an intimidation tactic with no intention of causing bodily harm. Unfortunately, this could result in a Class C misdemeanor with a charge of Assault by Threat if the plaintiff takes legal ...

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    Black Friday is coming up, which means it’s time to save on big-ticket items; if you can get to them before other customers. While there is nothing ...

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    Texas lawmakers passed HB 3582, which makes deferred adjudication now available for first-time DWI offenders in Texas. This means if a defendant ...

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