austindefender

Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Court Costs and Jail Time Don’t Mix

| September 15, 2009

Grits for Breakfast writes, “Inmate families offer the best and most frequently cited source of assistance for offenders who want to turn their lives around, but too often the state treats them as criminals, too, instead of as partners in promoting their loved ones’ rehabilitation.  Inmate families viewed as revenue source instead of anti-recidivism partners. […]

Copyright infringement isn’t theft.

| September 15, 2009

People sometimes talk about illegal copying as a kind of theft.  Technically – or legally – it’s not. Theft requires an intent to deprive the owner of the property.  When you take something – say, a ham, from HEB – you’re a thief if you intend to keep it.  (Theoretically, you’re not a thief if […]

Patrick Swayze is dead

| September 15, 2009

Whew.  For a second I thought it said “Patrick Stewart”.