There are different types of crimes which generally fall under four major categories: personal crimes, property crimes, inchoate crimes, and statutory crimes. Each crime is denied by the criminal law and if you or someone you know engages in one of these behaviors, you may be guilty and prosecuted in criminal court. The law can be complex, so it may be in your best interest to seek the help of bail bond services. A qualified bail bondsman in Texas will be able to help you understand your situation and get out of jail sooner than later. Here’s what you need to know about bail bonds for the various crimes in Texas.
A personal crime is usually characterized as a crime of violence that results in physical, psychological, or emotional harm to the victim. The two main classes of personal crimes include crimes where the intention/result is death and violent crimes. If the physical injury to an individual is so severe that it causes death, the suspect will also be charged with any of the crimes related to killing, such as first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, involuntary homicide, or transport kill. On the other hand, severe violent crimes that do not result in death include the following:
- Assault and battery
- Child abuse
- Domestic abuse
- Rape and violation
- Family assault
- Felony assault
- Evading arrest
- Felony burglary
- Felony robbery
- Felony possession of weapon charge
- Driving under the influence DUI/DWI
- Felony drug possession
- Credit/debit card abuse
- Intent to distribute drugs
Property crimes generally involve the intentional interference with another person’s property. Some of these crimes also involve physical or mental harm to another person, but usually end in the deprivation of their property. Some of the crimes include felony, larceny, robbery, and auto theft. Here are some of the property crimes to take note of:
- Larceny (Theft): Unlawful taking of another person’s property for private use.
- Robbery: Characterized as theft by force, robbery may also end in physical and mental harm to the victim. The crime is stealing the property of another person, such as their vehicle, bikes, or jewelry. It may also involve the unlawful taking of the property of a business or organization.
- Arson: This crime is characterized as the malicious, intentional burning of a property or structure, potentially resulting in the harm and death of those inside the building.
An inchoate crime is also referred to as an incomplete or attempted crime. These are acts that involved the tendency to commit or participate in a criminal offense, even indirectly. These types of crimes used to be regarded as minor offenses; however, recent inchoate offenses are considered serious crimes. Because of the nature of these crimes, they have shifted from the grade of misdemeanours to felony offenses. Inchoate crimes involve the attempt to commit a crime, conspiracy to commit a crime, or solicitation to commit a crime. Being an accessory or accomplice to a crime would also be classified under this category. Here are some important points to consider about inchoate crimes:
- The attempt to commit a crime is consider the closest to actually carrying out the crime. There may have been a circumstance that prevented the offender from carrying out their act, but the threat to commit the crime is still a serious offense.
- The conspiracy to commit a crime requires that a person agrees to carry out the crime. The person who committed this offense can be charged with conspiracy in addition to the crime itself, such as conspiracy to commit murder.
- Solicitation to commit a crime is when a person asks another individual to commit a crime.
- The person who actually committed the crime is called the principle, and the person who helps them is called the accomplice. An accessory is a person who helps either the principle or accomplice before or after a crime. Even if you did not carry out the act itself, you can still be charged for being an accessory or accomplice.
A statutory crime involves a property or personal offense, but also violates a particular state or federal statute. The types of statutory crimes include alcohol-related crimes, drug crimes, traffic offenses, and financial or white-collar crimes. Alcohol-related offenses have their own set of varieties, which include the following:
- Driving under the influence or while intoxicated
- Open container violations
- Minors in possession of alcohol
- Public intoxication
- Underage DUI
- Boating DUI
- Selling and suppling alcohol to minors
- Refusing to perform a field sobriety test
- Refusing to perform a breathalyzer or provide a blood sample when requested
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