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internet crimes
Internet Crimes

Charged With An Internet Crime? Here Are Some Steps You Need To Take

Chances are, if law enforcement is investigating you for an internet crime, you will not know it until they come to your home or place of business armed with a search warrant. Due to the nature of these investigations, it is a common tactic for police to build a case without tipping off the defendant. And, when they feel they

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murder charge

What’s The Difference Between A Murder Charge And A Capital Murder Charge?

The difference between a murder charge and a capital murder charge is about context. A capital murder must have all the elements of murder, plus something additional. The contexts that trigger a capital murder charge come in a few different forms. One is of an aggravated nature, exacerbating what is already murder but with greater intent or callousness. Another is

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RICO charges

RICO Charges: Types You Need To Be Aware Of

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO Act, is a federal statute that greatly enhances criminal and civil penalties for criminal conduct that engages in an “enterprise” of “racketeering activities.” Passed in 1970, its legislative history and early implementation was focused on the five mafia families of New York City. It was needed to combat their infiltration into

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drug crimes
Drug Crimes

I Got Caught With Prescription Drugs – Can I Get A Drug Crime Charge Against Me?

Yes, a drug crime charge is possible when you are caught with prescription drugs. Even though prescription drugs are legal, they can be in violation of Texas’s controlled substances laws under certain circumstances. For example, being in possession of a prescription drug without a prescription. Yet, even having a prescription may not shield you from a drug crime charge. Take,

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white-collar crime
White Collar Crime

What Is Considered A White-Collar Crime?

The term white-collar crime was first coined in 1939 and now includes a wide variety of criminal activity. Generally, it is a non-violent, fraudulent, financially motivated crime, committed by corporate or government professionals. It is very often a federal investigation, as these criminal acts that often trigger federal jurisdiction. This means the investigational firepower is much greater than just Texas.

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bank robbery
Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery: What You Need To Know

If you have been charged with bank robbery in Texas, you probably realize that you have been charged with a serious offense, and the consequences for a conviction will have lifelong impacts. Criminal defense attorneys at Vinas & Graham, PLLC, are experienced federal crimes attorneys who fight to protect their clients’ rights. In general, bank robbery is defined as taking

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drug/narcotics trafficking & distribution

Facing Drug Or Narcotics Trafficking And Distribution? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you are facing drug or narcotics trafficking and distribution charges, the first thing you need to know is that these are only allegations and not convictions. These charges are serious, however, and you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to advocate for your rights and interests. Criminal defense attorneys at Vinas & Graham, PLLC, represent defendants who have been

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