If you are among the many people across Texas currently facing some type of criminal charge, you may be doing everything you can to plead your case and, ideally, avoid criminal penalties. Part of this involves making every effort to avoid landing in additional trouble while you await your day in court, so you may be wise to avoid situations where you know you might find it.
Whether you were in the wrong place at the wrong time or did something you should not have done, facing the consequences of alleged criminal activity can be scary. These days, the reputation and trustworthiness of law enforcement have suffered due to their misconduct, so you may fear what will happen to you upon arrest.
It is no surprise that criminal activity can lead to a prison sentence, high fines and legal fees. These are the natural consequences of receiving a conviction. Sometimes they can seem like no big deal, especially to repeat offenders.
People tend to have a stereotype in mind of the typical criminal, usually a violent and frightening person committing heinous acts. When offenders do not fit this picture, they may think that the crimes they are involved in are less severe. They may believe they can easily get out of charges or face limited legal consequences.