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Grand Jury

When Is A Grand Jury Used in Texas?

A grand jury is an essential part of criminal proceedings. In felony cases, prosecutors use grand juries to determine whether to charge a defendant in a criminal case. Although most 50 states use this process in felony cases, only some

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What To Do If You Have Been Charged With Kidnapping?

Kidnapping is a crime where someone is taken without consent and held without permission. Kidnapping is considered a felony and a serious crime against a person. Most kidnapping charges are a matter of state law and fall within the parameters

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Federal Charges

Different Types Of Federal Theft Crimes

Theft crimes involve taking property that belongs to someone else with the intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently. Theft can be charged at the state or federal level, depending on specific facts and circumstances. In general, theft

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Capital murder

What Is Capital Murder In Texas?

Under Texas law, a homicide is the killing of another person. Murder is when a person causes death by intentionally or knowingly wanted to bring harm or death. The government can charge a defendant with murder due to their reckless

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Drug Crimes

Can I Get Out Of A Drug Crime Charge In Texas?

Attorneys at Vinas & Graham, PLLC know that the first question defendants with drug charges often ask is whether or not they can get out of the charges they are facing. The answer is that each case is different, and

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Federal Charges

The Top Most Common Federal Crimes

Federal crimes attorneys at Vinas & Graham, PLLC know that federal charges are different than state charges, and it takes specialized knowledge and experience to defend clients in federal court. Theft, weapons charges, armed robbery, possession of a controlled substance,

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Your Rights

The Fourth Amendment And Your Rights

Law enforcement officers do not have unlimited powers, and they do not have the right to violate your constitutional rights. Under the Fourth Amendment, you have the right to a reasonable expectation of privacy, and police officers have limits in

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