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Your JUUL Can Cause You Trouble With the Law

Cannabis Plant

What is a JUUL? JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek look that resembles a

Posted in Drug Crimes, Federal Criminal Defense

Can I Get My Weapon Back?

Federal Firearm

If you are convicted of a crime involving a firearm in Texas, your gun could be taken away permanently if certain elements apply. It will be forfeited to the state, but you may be able to get it back in

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Federal Firearms Violation

Can I Choose Jail Instead of Probation?

Jail Cell

In some criminal cases, defendants are able to get probation as an alternative to incarceration. Probation, known as “community supervision” in Texas, is a period of court-ordered supervision that allows a person to stay within their community while they serve

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense

Christmas Package Theft in Texas

Christmas Present

Texas is strict when it comes to theft. Depending on the value of the package stolen, a person could face anywhere from a misdemeanor to a lifetime in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you have been accused

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Theft

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

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

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

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

Judge Gavel

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,

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense

When Is “Sexting” a Crime in Texas?

Sexting

As every Collin County parent knows, your teenager communicates with their friends primarily by text message. Texting allows people to stay in touch constantly and quickly exchange personal messages. But remember, texting is not entirely private–and anything your child sends

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

You Just Received a Call From a Detective About a Sex Offense Investigation – What Do You Do?

Phone Call

One of the scariest things that can happen to you is receiving a call from a Collin County police officer conducting a sexual assault investigation. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, convincing the police of that is often

Posted in Sex Crimes

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