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What Makes A Crime Federal?

Getting in trouble with the law is never fun. Whether you are being charged with committing a federal crime or not, it can be daunting to understand what all a federal crime entails. What makes a crime federal? To be

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Double Jeopardy

Can You Be Prosecuted For The Same Crime Twice?

Within the realm of criminal law, we often hear the term ‘double jeopardy’ being thrown around. Most men and women have a general understanding of this phrase. Others, however, do not comprehend where the term comes from and exactly what

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DWI/DUI

Tips To Help You Avoid A DWI During The 4th Of July

The 4th of July holiday is right around the corner which means plans are already in the works for barbecue and swimming pool parties, fireworks, concerts and other types of gatherings and celebrations. Alcohol will, of course, be consumed at

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Domestic Violence

The Different Types Of Domestic Violence Crimes

Under Texas law, domestic violence can be charged as three different types of crimes depending on the circumstances of the case. These three types include assault, aggravated assault, and continuous violence against the family and they are described in more

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Can Your Drug Charge Be A Federal Crime?
Drug Crimes

Can Your Drug Charge Be A Federal Crime?

The short answer to whether or not drug charges can be federal crimes is yes, drug crimes can be federal crimes that are prosecuted in federal courts. The federal justice department has jurisdiction over drug crimes that take place anywhere

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DWI
DWI/DUI

DWI Arrest In Texas? Crucial First Steps To Take

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense. In Texas, about every 20 minutes, someone is hurt or killed in a vehicle crash involving alcohol. A person is considered to be legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with

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Grand Jury

What Happens During The Texas Grand Jury Process

Under Texas criminal law, defendants have the right to have all felony criminal cases presented to a grand jury to determine if a felony criminal case may be formally charged. A Texas grand jury does not determine a defendant’s guilt

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FEDERAL CRIMES
Federal Charges

When Is Robbery A Federal Crime?

The crime of robbery is a type of theft crime. According to current law, robbery is considered to be a class of theft that includes some act of violence or the threat of violence against one or more persons while

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Weapons Charge

Weapons Charges: Not Just For Guns Or Knives

Did you know that weapons charges in Texas aren’t just for guns or knives? For example, clubs, tire deflation devices, and firearm silencers are included under the law and can lead to an unlawfully carrying weapons (UCW) charge, since they

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