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Criminal Conspiracy

Can Someone Beat Conspiracy Charges?

If you have been charged with conspiracy, it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the charges against you. The penalties for conspiracy convictions can be severe, making it crucial to have

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Grand Jury

Grand Jury VS. Jury: What’s The Difference?

In the United States, our court system involves juries that make important decisions in criminal and civil cases. But in serious felony cases, the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure states that “No person shall be held to answer to a

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Texas Expunction/Non-Disclosure/Pre-Trial Diversions

How Can I Get My Background Cleared?

If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in Texas, that record is public information. This can make it challenging to find a job, housing, or get approved for a loan. Fortunately, you can sometimes get your record

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Your Rights

What Rights Do I Lose If Convicted Of A Felony In Texas?

Criminal charges in Texas are classified as minor offenses, misdemeanors, or felonies. Felony charges are the most serious level of crime that can result in significant penalties and loss of rights upon conviction. If you are facing felony charges in

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Miranda Rights

When Does A Police Officer Have To Read The Miranda Warning?

Law enforcement officers are not permitted to conduct custodial interrogations without first informing those in police custody of their rights. Essentially, officers are required to tell them that they have the right to remain silent, anything they say can be

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Illegal Reentry

What You Need To Know About Illegal Reentry Charges In Texas

One of the most frequently prosecuted immigration crimes is illegal reentry into the United States. Illegal reentry is charged when a non-citizen has been deported or removed from the US and returns without government permission or authorization. Illegal reentry is

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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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DNA

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

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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