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Order Of Non-Disclosure

Understanding What An Order Of Non-Disclosure Is

A criminal record can follow a person long after they complete any probationary period or sentence, making it difficult to obtain employment, housing, or even professional licensing. In Texas, after meeting specific qualifications, it is possible to petition the court

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Criminal Conspiracy

What Does A Criminal Conspiracy Charge Mean For You?

Criminal conspiracy may sound like a well-orchestrated operation involving many participants, but conspiracy charges often relate to much smaller and less sophisticated operations. As described in more detail below, it only takes two people to agree to commit a crime

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Federal Charges

Is Kidnapping A Federal Crime?

Kidnapping charges are very serious, especially when specific circumstances, described in more detail below, make kidnapping a federal crime. Federal convictions often yield longer prison time and steeper fines for defendants. Beyond prison time and fines, kidnapping convictions are felony

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Illegal Reentry

What Do I Do If Charged With Illegal Reentry?

We know that there are many reasons that people enter the United States and remain here in violation of immigration laws. We also know that families want to stay together in the United States because they feel safe, and there

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RICO Charges
RICO

Are You Facing A RICO Charge?

There are many types of RICO offenses that can lead to federal charges. Defendants are often surprised by RICO charges because they may not have been actively and intentionally participating in organized crime. Unfortunately, RICO charges are federal charges that

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Internet Crimes

Common Internet Crimes You May Not Be Aware Of

When most people hear of Internet crimes, they think of criminals hacking into online banking systems, identity theft, and other types of patently illegal conduct. There are other types of Internet crimes, however, and sometimes people do not even realize

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Grand Jury

Answers To Your Texas Grand Jury Questions

In all cases involving a potential felony indictment, the evidence must be presented to a Texas grand jury before the process can continue. So, what exactly does this process mean? If you’ve received a jury summons in the great state

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