Shoplifting allegations can plague even the most ethical person. You could find yourself accused of shoplifting even if you never leave a store with an item you didn't pay for. Texas laws have a relatively broad definition of shoplifting, which some people also call retail fraud. Simply putting an item in a pocket or under something else in your cart could lead to allegations of attempted theft.
It only takes a moment for a simple mistake to leave you facing serious criminal allegations. Anything from choosing to get behind the wheel after a business dinner with drinks to a case of mistaken identity could leave you dealing with criminal charges and the various consequences that come with them.
These days, fighting drug possession charges is more important than ever, as different parts of the country use competing, often incompatible, approaches to drug law enforcement. Here in Texas, the punishments for drug possession are severe compared to other parts of the country. Simply receiving charges within these state lines can mean years behind bars.