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Posted: 6/13/2022 8:03:21 PM EDT
I read it only applies to violent crimes, but the rules seem to be a bit fuzzy on that. A cousin just got busted with a bunch of drugs/cash and this is the 3rd time. I have no idea the amounts of drugs in his prior arrests or his time served for those crimes. As far as I know there were no firearms involved in any of the arrests, but if there were would that count as a violent crime?

Also, does Texas regard possession with intent to distribute as intent to harm others? That would fall under the 3 strikes rule if so.

I appreciate any help. My Uncle reached out today in a panic and my family there is very poor. I have read quite a bit online but can't figure out exactly the rules.

Mods if this is not okay I apologize and please delete. Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/14/2022 11:46:02 AM EDT
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The answers that you seek are found in Chapter 12 of the Penal Code.

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.12.htm#12.42
Link Posted: 6/15/2022 8:26:01 AM EDT
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If it’s his third time he needs prison time.
Link Posted: 6/15/2022 2:26:04 PM EDT
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I agree ☝️, once, ok he screwed up , now it’s time to grow up, learn your lesson , and get your act together.  2nd time, no excuses, 3rd time, hes outta there, and didn’t get enough the first time.    

Contact an attorney for legal advice…
Link Posted: 6/30/2022 12:03:46 AM EDT
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Apparently the last time he was arrested was for stealing food from a walmart shortly after he got out from the first arrest because he couldn't get a job. I guess he went back because he didnt want to starve again. Appreciate the help fellas.
Link Posted: 6/30/2022 1:55:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Calculating:
Apparently the last time he was arrested was for stealing food from a walmart shortly after he got out from the first arrest because he couldn't get a job. I guess he went back because he didnt want to starve again
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Nobody in America starves for lack of a job.

It really sounds like you're (1.) making excuses for him, and (2.) enabling his criminal behavior.
Link Posted: 7/4/2022 8:27:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Skibane:


Nobody in America starves for lack of a job.

It really sounds like you're (1.) making excuses for him, and (2.) enabling his criminal behavior.
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It's easy to be judgemental from afar. While I do agree that the cousin hasn't learned much, I think the OP is just trying to find some information for his family.
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