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DWI in Texas

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

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 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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Money Laundering

What You Need To Know If Facing Money Laundering Charges

Money laundering laws are complex and serious, with consequences that could ruin your life. Your first step if facing money laundering charges is to speak with a criminal defense attorney experienced in money laundering litigation. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner you can take steps in determining the extent of your potential criminal liability. The following article

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Possession Of A Controlled Substance
Possession Of A Controlled Substance

Are You Facing Federal Charges For Possession Of A Controlled Substance?

The federal sentencing guidelines for drugs are hard to understand and vary according to factors such as the specific crime charged and the type and quantity of the drug alleged. While only an experienced federal criminal law attorney can provide counsel regarding what to expect in a specific case, the following is a guideline as to what to expect if

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Order Of Non-Disclosure

Understanding What An Order Of Non-Disclosure Is

A criminal record can follow a person long after they complete any probationary period or sentence, making it difficult to obtain employment, housing, or even professional licensing. In Texas, after meeting specific qualifications, it is possible to petition the court for a record sealing, or Order of Non-Disclosure. With an Order of Non-Disclosure, once a criminal history record is sealed,

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criminal conspiracy
Criminal Conspiracy

What Does A Criminal Conspiracy Charge Mean For You?

Criminal conspiracy may sound like a well-orchestrated operation involving many participants, but conspiracy charges often relate to much smaller and less sophisticated operations. As described in more detail below, it only takes two people to agree to commit a crime and at least one person to take a step towards carrying out the conspiracy agreement. As criminal defense attorneys at

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Federal Charges

Is Kidnapping A Federal Crime?

Kidnapping charges are very serious, especially when specific circumstances, described in more detail below, make kidnapping a federal crime. Federal convictions often yield longer prison time and steeper fines for defendants. Beyond prison time and fines, kidnapping convictions are felony convictions, which may lead to lifelong consequences and restrictions on your rights and freedom. If you have been charged with

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