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Bill proposes to alter Texas sex offender registry

Many Texas readers probably know that Texas has a reputation for being tough on crime. However, the Texas legislature this session has been making some valiant efforts to reverse these possible injustices by enacting laws in order to protect individuals facing the death penalty, as well as laws to help some to find work after completing a sentence.

Study moves for lowering the legal limit for DUI

Texas has a number of relatively strict laws regarding certain crimes in the state, including drinking and driving. Yet, on May 12 a federal safety board recommended that states should lower the standard blood alcohol content limit from 0.1 or .08 to .05. Over 100 other countries utilize the .05 alcohol content limit and have seen dramatically reduced fatalities from drunk driving incidents as a result. In fact, some countries even saw a 50 percent decrease in incidences over a 10-year span.

Aggressive police charge three dozen with sex crimes in Texas

Here in Texas, law enforcement often has their eye directed towards identifying and charging people they believe are engaged in improper conduct online. In fact, the Texas Attorney General's Office was designated as the ICAC Task Force for the South Texas Region in 2006, working with the U.S. Department of Justice to aggressively seek out those believed to be engaging in sex crimes. Depending on the alleged activities, those accused may be prosecuted in either state or federal court.

Texas lawmakers consider domestic violence registry

Previous posts have touched on the state of Texas' efforts to alter sex offender registry requirements. The Texas Sex Offender registry is one example of the substantial consequences to a criminal conviction. On top of potential jail time and fines, the damage to reputation post-conviction can be incredibly hard on one's future. The sex offender registry solidifies that potential for damage, making absolutely accessibly public knowledge the details of one's crime. Now, the state of Texas is proposing to bring the concept of the sex offender registry to domestic violence offenses.

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