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Mar 18, 2024
Do Red Light Tickets Go on Your Record?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you're driving and suddenly, the traffic light changes from yellow to red before you have a chance to stop? It can be frustrating and stressful, especially if you end up getting...

Dec 16, 2023
What Is Accidental Manslaughter in Texas?

While other states list manslaughter in various forms, the Texas Penal Code (Section 19.04) defines manslaughter in simpler terms. Involuntary or accidental manslaughter means causing another person’s death as the result of r...

Dec 15, 2023
What Is Released on Recognizance Mean in Texas?

Being released on your own recognizance (OR) in Texas means being released from jail without having to post bail, with a written promise to appear in court for all upcoming proceedings.  That’s why you should contact a cr...

Dec 8, 2023
Will a Dismissed Charge Appear on a Background Check in Texas?

Even if you are arrested and the charge is dismissed, it’s only part of the legal battle. You will still have the arrest on your public record. Arrest records are not instantly removed from the public eye, even if an arrest d...

Nov 20, 2023
Federal Conspiracy Charge in Texas

The state of Texas has recently experienced a surge of conspiracy charges - charges that have created shockwaves within the state’s legal system.  For example, in July 2023, 22 people pled guilty for their roles in transp...

Sep 25, 2023
Is Sexual Assault a Federal Crime?

Sexual assault is one of the most serious offenses that an individual could face in Texas. Since federal codes and statutes have sex crime laws in place, a federal prosecutor technically has the discretion to assert jurisdictio...

Aug 15, 2023
How Many Times Can a Felony Case be Reset?

The criminal process can be intimidating and confusing, and the justice system does not automatically uphold a defendant’s rights. Many defendants have no idea what they can and cannot do to move their case forward and presen...

Jun 2, 2023
How to Find Out if Criminal Charges Are Filed Against You

If you were recently involved in an incident that you think might lead to criminal charges, there are certain steps that you should take right away. First, it is important that you take prompt legal action because once charges ...

May 31, 2023
The Truth About Controlled Substances in Texas

A controlled substance is defined under the Texas Controlled Substances Act or Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.002(5) as any substance listed in so-called “penalty groups,” plus marijuana. Possession of any such substan...

Apr 12, 2023
How does federal sentencing work?

Facing a federal criminal charge will mean that you are subject to federal sentencing rules. The federal criminal court process has a reputation for being quite strict, with certain kinds of offenses resulting in mandatory mini...

Apr 12, 2023
How does federal sentencing work?

Facing a federal criminal charge will mean that you are subject to federal sentencing rules. The federal criminal court process has a reputation for being quite strict, with certain kinds of offenses resulting in mandatory mini...

Jan 5, 2023
How does federal sentencing work?

Facing a federal criminal charge will mean that you are subject to federal sentencing rules. The federal criminal court process has a reputation for being quite strict, with certain kinds of offenses resulting in mandatory mini...

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