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Can You Be Given the Death Sentence for Drug Trafficking?

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In 2016, more than 63,600 people died of a drug overdose. Of those cases, 66% involved opioids. Now, the Trump administration is suggesting a policy that would allow prosecutors to seek the death sentence for drug dealers as a means of combating the opioid crisis. Can you currently be executed for drug dealing, and can the Trump administration […]

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Is Your Concealed Blade Legal? Find Out Here

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As the debate about gun laws and open carry rage on, a surprising number of Texans find themselves forgotten and in uncertain territory. While Texans can openly carry a pistol as of January 1, 2016, what about other weapons? Bladed weapons are an entirely different matter altogether, so if you’re wondering what the law says about a […]

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Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston: What to Look For

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In most misdemeanor cases, more than 80% of people accused of crimes go with inadequate or no defense attorney. Estimates suggest they lose their cases more than half of the time. Those who hire the best criminal defense attorney available are likely to win almost 90% of the time. Navigating the complexity of the law and the […]

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Murder vs Manslaughter: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

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What’s the difference between murder vs manslaughter? The difference is actually very important and can affect the outcome of a trail. For example, someone who has been charged with manslaughter will not spend as much time in prison as someone who was charged with murder. The sticky part is understanding the difference between murder and […]

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What is the Federal Court Process in Texas

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If you or someone you know has been charged in Texas with a federal crime, it’s crucial to understand how the federal court process works. We’ve put together some information to help you understand what will happen and the best next steps for a federal defendant. What is a Federal Crime? Federal crimes can include […]