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Rules of Criminal Law
Criminal law deals with crimes against the state, where possible punishment could include jail time, prison, probation, or parole. This is the type of law that involves prosecutors, defense attorneys, charges, and convictions. Criminal cases begin when someone is accused of committing a crime that is listed in the Texas Penal Code.
Important Things to Remember
This list will help those looking for legal assistance and fighting the criminal justice system.
Changes Within the Law
Texas political culture favors a swift and stern punishment for offenses against the law, especially in the areas of violent crime. As of August 2000, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Texas lead the nation in imprisoning its citizens with the largest incarcerated population under the jurisdiction of its prison system.