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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 many of these celebrations and as our DWI attorneys know, unfortunately, this will lead to higher numbers of drunk drivers

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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 detail below. Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in Texas and the consequences that come with convictions can be

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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 in the United States. Our federal crimes attorneys know that certain circumstances make drug crimes more likely to be prosecuted

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Theft and Robbery Charges Houston
Theft & Robbery

Theft, Robbery, and Fraud Charges: What Makes Each Crime Different?

Property crimes like theft, robbery, fraud, and burglary have one thing in common – the removal of another’s property without consent. People often use these words interchangeably; however, each one has unique characteristics and penalties. Today, we will look at the key differences of each crime and the penalties associated with each one. What Constitutes Theft in Texas? The Texas

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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 a 0.08 blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC). A person is also legally intoxicated if he or she is impaired

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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 or innocence. It only determines if sufficient evidence exists to move forward with a formal criminal case and trial of

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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 committing the theft. In the American legal system, robbery is typically handled in state court as a crime against a

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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 are illegal. When it comes to unlawfully carrying of weapons, Texas penal code § 46.01 says that persons can be

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