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When Is “Sexting” a Crime in Texas?

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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?

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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

New Felony Diversion Program in Collin County

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Beginning this month, first-time felony offenders in Collin County now may be offered the opportunity to enter a Felony Diversion Program which would result in the underlying charges to be dismissed and eventually expunged. This is new program was developed

Posted in Felony

How Is Bail Set?

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If you are arrested and charged with committing a crime in Collin County, such as DWI or a drug offense, a judge will decide how much bail you need to post so that you can be released from custody pending

Posted in Bail, Federal Criminal Defense

How Police Investigate Drug Conspiracies

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Even if you have never used, bought, or sold any illegal narcotics, you may still be a target of federal law enforcement authorities. Drug enforcement is serious business for the federal government agencies that investigate them, and they can and

Posted in Drug Crimes, Federal Criminal Defense

What Is the Difference Between Shoplifting and Theft?

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Many Collin County, Texas, residents have been arrested and charged with shoplifting. If you have been accused of stealing or “lifting” merchandise from a local retailer, do not assume it is a misunderstanding that will be quickly resolved. Shoplifting is

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Theft

The Texas Three Strikes Law

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If you are like most people, you have likely heard of Texas’s “three strikes law” in reference to criminal proceedings. The law derives its name from baseball, where batters who accumulate three strikes “strike out” and their chance to bat

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense

What Constitutes a Computer Crime in Collin County?

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The term “hacker” has become ubiquitous in the modern computer age. But not all hackers are created alike. Many people classified as hackers are actually hired by major companies for their computer knowledge and tasked with discovering weaknesses in information

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense

10 Things You Need to Know About Federal Gun Laws

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Texas has always been a state that protects the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Texas law does not require law-abiding citizens to obtain a license or permit before purchasing a handgun, rifle, or shotgun. A permit is only

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Federal Firearms Violation

Will Facial Recognition Technology Catch Criminal Suspects?

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If you post personal photos to social media services like Facebook or Instagram, you may not realize that you are actually helping to the development facial recognition technology. According to a June 2015 report in the Washington Post, Facebook alone

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense

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