GamblingOdom & Davis has over 30 years of experience in handling gambling and gaming cases in the State of Texas
The boom of the gambling industry gave birth to more stringent statutes in the State of Texas. While Las Vegas and Atlantic City are no longer just the prime destinations for legalized gambling, the State of Texas remains stringent in prohibiting such activities outside licensed casinos.
In Texas, gambling is defined in part as 1) making a bet on the final or partial result of a game or contest, 2) making a bet on the result of any political nomination, appointment or election, or 3) playing or betting with money or other things of value at any game played with cards, dice, balls, or other gambling device. Examples of gambling devices include keno, blackjack, and roulette machines.
Gambling crimes include participating in gambling, keeping a gambling place, possession of gambling equipment, and gambling promotion. Punishment for these crimes ranges from a Class C Misdemeanor for participation in gambling to a Class A Misdemeanor for keeping a gambling place. Penalties for these crimes range from a $500 fine to up to a year in the County Jail.
The gambling laws in Texas are quite complex and fluid as the legislature has defined terms loosely and the statutes are open to interpretation. Persons charged with gambling crimes need an experienced Houston gambling attorney to assist them in analyzing the facts in their case to insure that the best possible result is reached.
At Odom and Davis, our expert legal team is committed to deliver the services you need to protect your rights and formulate solid defense strategies to insure that you are placed in the best position possible at the resolution of your case. Our practice has vast experience in gambling and gaming cases, and our Houston gambling lawyers strive to be constantly updated on federal, state, and local laws.
Odom & Davis
The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Odom & Davis have handled many gambling and gaming cases throughout the last 30 years. We have represented numerous business establishments charged with keeping a gambling place and possession of gambling devices – notably 8-liner game systems. We are confident that our attorneys are capable of handling any gambling charge that is presented by the State of Texas.
Criminal Defense Lawyers at Odom & Davis keep up with the always changing gambling laws of Texas. Further, we understand the intricacies of the gambling laws, and where the State is likely to have weaknesses in their case. The Houston Gaming Attorneys at Odom & Davis will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the appropriate disposition in your criminal case.
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