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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

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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Federal Charges

Common Federal Theft Crimes For Which You Could Face Charges

Facing federal charges of any type is stressful and overwhelming, and it can be even more difficult for defendants who never expected to be charged with a federal crime. Federal theft charges can be complicated and unexpected because certain circumstances surrounding the alleged theft crime may turn what would otherwise be a state theft charge into a federal charge. If

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