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A closer look at the top 5 violations

While most people who are not from Abilene and move here complain that Abilene has a lot of churches. No one complains about the number of bars and alcohol vending machines in Abilene.

The most frequently broken law in Texas by drivers is running a red light, with a close second being drunk driving. So I started wondering what the most broken law in Texas is that doesn’t involve driving.

When I discovered number one MOST Broken Law in Texas, I was completely blown away. I thought it might have been bar fights, domestic violence, or even animal cruelty because of the number of cattle, sheep, and horses we have in Texas.

But I wasn’t even close to the most broken no-driving law in Texas, which never even crossed my mind. Can you guess what it is? It seems we Texans like to drink in public too!

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These are the Top 5 Most Broken Laws (No Driving) in Texas:

Top 5 No-Driving Laws Texans Break Most Often!

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Top 5 No-Driving Laws Texans Break Most Often!

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#5-Burglary: Entering someone else’s property without permission is a violation. Whether it concerns private property, government land or commercial premises, trespassing is against the law. Penalties can include fines or even jail time.

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#4-Drug possession: Possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances is a criminal offense. Penalties vary depending on the type and amount of drugs involved. Texas has strict drug laws and violations can lead to fines, probation or jail time.

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#3-Shoplifting or theft: Stealing merchandise from a store is against the law. The seriousness of the offense depends on the value of the stolen items. Penalties range from fines to prison terms, depending on the circumstances.

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#2-Minor in possession of alcoholl: It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Texas. Violators could face fines, community service and mandatory alcohol awareness classes. The penalties will be increased for subsequent violations.

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#1-Public intoxication: Texas law prohibits public intoxication. If someone is visibly intoxicated in a public place and poses a danger to themselves or others, they can be arrested. This violation is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.
Source: Texas Constitution and Statutes

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