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Why Your College Student Needs to Hire a Lawyer for their Drug Possession Case

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Thousands of arrests are made throughout the state yearly for possession of controlled substances. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the consequences of a first-time conviction for this offense. Young people, in particular college students, try to handle these

Posted in Criminal Defense

Do you have plans on “Black Wednesday”?

Black Wednesday

Most Americans are familiar with the term “Black Friday,” the shopping day after Thanksgiving when consumers flock to stores to find bargains galore. Not as many people are aware of “Black Wednesday” or “Blackout Wednesday”, the evening before Thanksgiving that

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Is Your Seven-Day Pill Box Illegal?

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Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a major public health issue in recent years, notably with respect to opioid painkillers like Oxycontin. But legally speaking, all drugs requiring a doctor’s prescription are tightly regulated. If you are found in with

Posted in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

What Will Happen to Me If I Aid or Assist a Fugitive?

Assisting a Fugitive

Many of us have faced a situation where a family member or friend is accused of a serious crime. Your first instinct may be to offer help. After all, if you believe the person is not guilty, then you want

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense

When Does Smashing Pumpkins and Ding Dong Ditching on Halloween Become Criminal?

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Halloween is about trick-or-treating and scarfing down way too much candy. But when does too much fun become criminal? Harmless Pranks or Misdemeanors & Felonies? Smashing Pumpkins – This common prank usually just upsets those who devoted their time to

Posted in Criminal Defense

What Is Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

Deferred Adjudication

A criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your life. Beyond the actual sentence–including the possibility of jail time–a conviction of any kind can make it harder to get a job, receive certain government benefits, and even exercise basic

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Charged with Evading Arrest in Texas

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You are speeding down the road when a police car approaches and turns on the lights and sirens. Instead of pulling over, you keep on speeding until you reach your destination. In another situation, you are shoplifting when the store’s

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense

Rosenthal & Wadas Attorneys Named to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List

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We are pleased to announce that two attorneys from Rosenthal & Wadas have been named 2017 Texas Super Lawyers by their peers for outstanding work in Criminal law. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of

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If you are Convicted of Certain Offenses, you are Required to Register as a Sex Offender

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Under Megan’s Law, a subsection of the federal Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994, all 50 states are required to maintain sex offender registries of individuals convicted of sex crimes. Each state creates

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Five reasons you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney if you are arrested on Labor Day Weekend

Arrested on Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend is usually a busy weekend, with time spent enjoying backyard barbeques, spending time at the lake or taking a road trip. If you happen to find yourself arrested over the holiday weekend, odds are you don’t know

Posted in Criminal Defense, DWI

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