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Understanding White-Collar Crimes Laws In Texas
White Collar Crime

Understanding White-Collar Crimes Laws In Texas

The term “white-collar crimes” encompasses a large number of offenses in Texas. It refers to non-violent crimes of fraud or deceit that usually center on the misuse of money. In addition to falling under state jurisdiction, these are often federal

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Grand Jury

How To Know If Your Case Will Go To A Grand Jury

The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure states that “no person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense, unless on an indictment of a grand jury….” While both grand and trial juries are an impartial group of jurors who

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possession of a controlled substance
Possession Of A Controlled Substance

Understanding Possession Of A Controlled Substance Charge

In the United States, all states regulate the possession of controlled substances, although each may differ in its definition and penalties. In Texas, we define controlled substances not only by the drugs themselves but also by many of the compounds

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No-Knock Warrant

How Does A No-Knock Warrant Affect Your 4th Amendment Rights?

No-knock warrants are highly controversial, especially after the recent Harding Street murders. When police officers secured one based on false information provided in the warrant application, two innocent victims were shot dead, and several police officers were injured. There was

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Can Someone Beat A RICO Charge?

Are you facing RICO charges in Texas? If so, you might be wondering if it’s possible to beat a RICO charge. These allegations are serious, and the penalties for a conviction are severe. However, RICO charges do not necessarily have

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