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Grand Jury

Will My Case Go Before A Grand Jury?

The Texas grand jury process is not meant to be transparent. The Texas Code of Criminal Conduct makes it clear that only prosecutors, court staff, and witnesses who are under examination may be in the presence of the grand jury.

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Weapons Charge

Understanding Weapons Possession Charges In Texas

Texas does not mess around when it comes to charging individuals for unlawfully possessing a weapon. Although the penalties for violating Chapter 10 of the Texas Penal Code are quite clear (i.e., you could face serious jail time if convicted),

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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

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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,

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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,

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