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

College Student

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

Is Your Seven-Day Pill Box Illegal?

Prescription Drugs 1

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

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

Pumpkins

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

Charged with Evading Arrest in Texas

Police Car

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

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

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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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.

Posted in Criminal Defense

Injury to an Elderly or Disabled Person in Texas

Elderly Person

Sometimes the severity of a criminal charge depends as much on who the victim is as what the defendant allegedly did. Texas takes a special interest in protecting vulnerable populations–i.e., children, the elderly, and the disabled–from criminal activity. This is

Posted in Criminal Defense

What Is a Motion to Suppress Evidence?

Motion To Suppress Evidence

If you are charged with a crime in Collin County, such as drug possession, you have a constitutional right to confront the witnesses and evidence against you. In some circumstances, you can even request the court exclude certain evidence if

Posted in Criminal Defense

Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Fraud in Texas

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When you hear the word “fraud,” you might think about large-scale financial scams like a Ponzi scheme. But one of the most common types of fraud in Collin County and throughout Texas involves health care providers. Every year the federal

Posted in Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime

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