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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

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New Texas Criminal Defense Laws That Will Go Into Effect Sept. 1

Texas Criminal Laws

Although new laws typically take effect when the new year starts, Texas residents will see some new laws coming their way later on this year—September 1, to be exact. The new Texas criminal laws cover various topics, including DWI convictions,

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Drug Paraphernalia Charges – You Could be Guilty Without Realizing It

Drug Syringe

If you are familiar with drug use and culture, you know that certain household objects double as items used for the storage, manufacture, or consumption of illegal drugs. These items are known as drug paraphernalia. Like the possession of illegal

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What is a Lesser Included Offense, and Why is it Important?

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Lesser included offense laws can play a significant role for the defense in a Texas criminal case. However, they can also be used by the prosecuting attorney to secure an advantage at trial. If you’ve been charged with a crime,

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What is a Motion to Revoke?

Law Books

If you were convicted of a crime in Texas or pled guilty to charges against you, it’s possible that a judge will grant you “community supervision.” This term is synonymous with the legal status commonly known as being on probation.

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Don’t let July 4th Fireworks Cloud Your Judgement

4th of July

We are all proud to be Americans and want to celebrate the July 4th holiday. But as you celebrate, be aware that the police will be watching you as leave the firework show. If your Independence Day plans include alcohol,

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