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Weapons Charge

Different Ways You Could Face Federal Weapons Charges

Federal weapons charges can result in years behind bars and hefty fines if you are convicted. There are several ways that a simple state weapons charge can be elevated to a federal weapons charge, including: Felon In Possession Weapons Charges

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Double Jeopardy

What Is Double Jeopardy And Are There Exceptions?

Many people have heard the term double jeopardy before and have some idea of what it means. The most common explanation of double jeopardy is that you can’t be tried a second time for a crime you’ve already been convicted

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DWI/DUI

What Happens If I’m Convicted Of A DWI in Texas?

DWI convictions can have serious consequences in Texas, especially if there are aggravating circumstances, such as prior DWI convictions or an open container in the vehicle. If you have been charged with a DWI, an attorney at Vinas & Graham,

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Grand Jury

Why Does A Case Go To A Grand Jury In Texas?

Many people don’t understand why some individuals are simply arrested and charged for crimes, while other cases are brought before the grand jury in order to decide if charges will be forthcoming and if a person will be indicted or

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Criminal Conspiracy

What A Criminal Conspiracy Charge Means In Texas

Many people are always surprised to hear that a crime does not have to happen to be criminally charged and convicted. Like the state of Texas, many states find that the act of conspiring with another to commit a crime

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Domestic Violence

Can You Buy A Gun With A Domestic Violence Charge?

Domestic violence charges can carry severe consequences. In addition to jail time or a probation sentence, there may be collateral consequences as well, such as being required to stay away from the alleged victim or being required to attend anger

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