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gun laws in Texas
Gun Laws in Texas

Understanding Texas Gun Laws

Gun laws are complicated, and you may have questions about state and federal firearms laws in Texas. States create their own gun laws, varying significantly from state to state. Federal laws are applied uniformly to all states. If you possess

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How DNA Can Affect The Outcome Of Your Case

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,

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RICO charges

The Ultimate Guide To RICO Charges

If you are under investigation or have been charged with RICO crimes, you should understand the charges and potential penalties you may be facing. As explained in more detail below, RICO charges are not limited to mafia-related activities. Many crimes

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domestic violence
Domestic Violence

What Is Considered An Act Of Domestic Violence In Texas

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

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internet crimes
Internet Crimes

What Is Considered An Internet Crime?

Many Americans use the internet daily for a variety of reasons. The internet can be used to keep in touch with friends and loved ones, promote business, do research, and for many other things. However, some of the things people

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bank robbery
Bank Robbery

Understanding Bank Robbery Laws

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.

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search and seizure
Arrest Search and Seizure

What Are Your Rights During A Search And Seizure

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

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immigration fraud
Immigration Fraud Charges

How Marriage Fraud Is Viewed Under Immigration Fraud

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

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