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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
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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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illegal search and seizure
Arrest Search and Seizure

Steps To Take If You Feel You Have Been Arrested Due To An Illegal Search And Seizure

Under federal laws and Texas state laws, you have a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy. With some exceptions, law enforcement officers may not conduct searches that violate your reasonable expectation of privacy without a search warrant or your express permission. Evidence collected in violation of your rights may not be admissible in court, and attorneys at Vinas &

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DWI in Texas
DWI/DUI

DWI Conviction: What It Will Cost You

There are many reasons to avoid driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, including the high financial costs associated with DWI charges and convictions. When most people think of DWI penalties and consequences, they think of license suspensions and criminal records. Defendants are often surprised by the significant monetary consequences of DWI convictions. Costs related to a DWI in

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immigration fraud charges
Immigration Fraud Charges

Facing Immigration Fraud Charges? Here’s What You Need To Know

Immigration fraud is a crime in the United States. There are many different types of immigration fraud, and some of them carry steeper penalties than others. Regardless of the difference in penalties, all immigration fraud charges are a potential threat to your freedom. If you are under investigation or you have been charged with immigration fraud, you need an attorney

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robbery
Robbery Charges

What’s At Risk If You Are Convicted On A Robbery Charge?

Robbery typically results from the theft of another person’s property by force or violence or with the threat of force or violence. During a robbery, the perpetrator always uses a weapon or threatens to use one. States like Texas have harsh penalties for robbery charges that may include up to 20 years in prison or probation and fines reaching up

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