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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
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
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
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
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 charges
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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domestic violence
Domestic Violence

What Is Considered An Act Of Domestic Violence In Texas

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

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internet crimes
Internet Crimes

What Is Considered An Internet Crime?

Many Americans use the internet daily for a variety of reasons. The internet can be used to keep in touch with friends and loved ones, promote business, do research, and for many other things. However, some of the things people

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bank robbery
Bank Robbery

Understanding Bank Robbery Laws

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.

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