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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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
If you are on probation or facing DWI charges in Texas, you might be wondering how long alcohol stays in your system. The length of time depends on many factors, including the type of testing used to detect alcohol. Attorneys
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
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,
Murder and capital murder are serious crimes in Texas, and convictions can lead to severe penalties. Capital murder is the most egregious crime in Texas and is the only offense that may result in invoking the death penalty if convicted.
Domestic violence is a continuing problem in Texas and around the nation. To combat this in Texas, penalties are often greater for domestic violence prosecutions than violent actions against other non-family members. Furthermore, additional restrictions on bail policies and firearm
Being charged with a drug crime in Texas — whether possession, delivery, or manufacturing — can incur some serious penalties. However, there are big differences in punishments according to the type of drug and its amount. The penalties are set
Bank robbery cases are usually prosecuted in federal court. The penalties for convictions are harsh and typically include federal prison time and significant fines. There are different levels of bank robbery charges, and some are much more serious than others.