Archive for September, 2012

Is Depression Linked To Shoplifting?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

In our lives we face many different aspects of life that vary with each day that we encounter. While some days can be exciting, and harmonious for us other days can hold stress, and strife. However, in our lives we simply just do not have the time to evaluate all of these emotions and take care of them and ultimately have to keep pushing with the busy schedules that we have. However, today, depression is an aspect of life, and our emotions that is very present in the United States that affects thousands of individuals on many different levels.

The Facts of Depression

The majority of the time individuals, who are feeling “under the weather”, or sad, simply take a day or so to pull them out of the gloom. However, depression is a mental disease that can cause serious psychological and emotional issues now, and later down the road. Most of the time, individuals will seek out a therapist, or licensed psychologist to help identify, and discuss their depression. Yet, depression also has to deal with your body as well and prescription medication is also prescribed to many in order to fight back the negative, sad feelings chemically.

Alternative Therapy Means Criminal Charges

Yet, today, there are many individuals in America that do not seek treatment for their depression and ultimately make poor decisions as a result of it. One aspect of depression that is affecting one group of individuals today is that of shoplifting. Middle-aged women are the group with depression that is most likely to shoplift, especially if they do not have any past legal discrepancies. Unfortunately, however, shoplifting is a crime in all 50 states that individuals can not only be charged with, but also ultimately convicted. When an individual shoplifts they have serious consequences that include fines, jail time, probation, and the fact that it will permanently be on your record.

However, accidents and mistakes are a common aspect of our lives whether it is spilling milk, or running out of gas. Shoplifting is an unfortunate mistake that some people make everyday, which is evidently more likely to occur with those with depression. However, if you have made the mistake of shoplifting you need an experienced criminal attorney on your side from start to finish with your case. By doing so, your attorney can factor in many aspects of your correlation to the shoplifting incident taking place, including that of depression.

 

Contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C. For a Free Consultation When you need assistance from an experienced attorney or if you need to better understand you legal options, contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., at (903) 753-7499.  All initial consultations are free.  Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

The Issue of Sex Catching Up With Technology

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Today, we live in a world that is centered on that of technology. If you were to look around where you are either sitting, or standing you would see a multitude of various technology devices that perform a variety of different functions. Cellphones are one particular device that we rely heavily on in this day and age. Cellphones help us to communicate with our friends and family, keep us in sync with our professional schedule, and also gives us the opportunity to connect to people all over the world. However, are cellphones being used negatively and putting our children at risk of sexual abuse?

The Power of Technology

Teenagers today are those individuals who not only completely understand how to use technology to the fullest, but also are the ones who are providing ideas about future forms of technology. Yet, one aspect of being a teenager is that of their social life, and being able to communicate with their friends at all hours of the day, which now can be done thanks to the cellphone. While the cellphone does provide many functions that help us it also provides the potential for sexual abuse.

A Negative Light Shining Brightly, and Illegally

Although we rely heavily on our schools, and school districts to help teach, and somewhat rear our children there are also potential issues within schools that could negatively affect our children now, and later. One of these is that of sexting. What is sexting you might ask? Sexting is the act of sending a text message that is explicit with sexual context, or adult pictures depicting one individual, or another in a sexual act, or their body. Unfortunately today sexting is not only used between one teenager and another, but also between some school officials and your children. We have seen over the years relationships existing between teachers and students whether on the news, or within our state. Yet, we never really consider that our child will be the victim of sexual assault by a faculty member at their school.

However, if a teacher, school official, or anyone for that matter over the age of 18 is sexting your child you have the right to file criminal charges against that individual. In Texas, it is illegal for anything to be sent to a minor under the age of 18 that pertains to any sexual premises, which can be punished in multiple aspects such as jail time, probation, being added to the sex offender list as a pedophile, legal fines, and employment termination.

Contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C. For a Free Consultation When you need assistance from an experienced attorney or if you need to better understand you legal options, contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., at (903) 753-7499.  All initial consultations are free.  Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.