One of the most frequently prosecuted immigration crimes is illegal reentry into the United States. Illegal reentry is charged when a non-citizen has been deported or removed from the US and returns without government permission or authorization. Illegal reentry is
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Law enforcement officers and investigators sometimes gather deoxyribonucleic acid (‘DNA’) evidence from crime scenes to solve a crime by linking criminal activity to alleged offenders. They can also use DNA evidence to eliminate persons of interest as potential defendants. Unfortunately,
Murder and capital murder are serious crimes in Texas, and convictions can lead to severe penalties. Capital murder is the most egregious crime in Texas and is the only offense that may result in invoking the death penalty if convicted.
Domestic violence is a continuing problem in Texas and around the nation. To combat this in Texas, penalties are often greater for domestic violence prosecutions than violent actions against other non-family members. Furthermore, additional restrictions on bail policies and firearm
Being charged with a drug crime in Texas — whether possession, delivery, or manufacturing — can incur some serious penalties. However, there are big differences in punishments according to the type of drug and its amount. The penalties are set
Bank robbery cases are usually prosecuted in federal court. The penalties for convictions are harsh and typically include federal prison time and significant fines. There are different levels of bank robbery charges, and some are much more serious than others.
If your actions resulted in the death of another person, but it was not your intent to take someone’s life, you may be charged with either manslaughter or negligent homicide. Although the two offenses sound similar, there are some important
You are empowered with rights under the U.S. Constitution, even if you have been suspected of a crime. The Fourth Amendment provides that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable
When a U.S. citizen marries a non-citizen, the non-citizen is afforded certain immigration rights and typically does not have to go through the regular immigration process. It is generally much easier to get citizenship in the United States if you