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What are the Penalties for Interfering with an Emergency Call?

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Preventing or otherwise impeding a person from making an emergency call is a crime in Texas. Those who are convicted face serious penalties, which is a testament to how seriously Texas takes this offense. Many people end up interfering with

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense

What Is Judicial Clemency?

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Under Texas law, there are certain cases where a judge may set aside a defendant’s criminal conviction while they are still serving a term of community supervision (i.e., probation). This is informally known in legal circles as “judicial clemency,” although

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense

Arrested for DWI With a Child In the Car? Here’s What You Need to Know.

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If you’re pulled over on suspicion of DWI in Collin County, Texas, you need to know that who is in your vehicle with you can make a significant difference in how you are charged. The reason for this is simple:

Posted in DWI

What’s Legal in Your State Might Not Be Legal in Texas

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Many of us will be traveling during the holiday season. When you cross states lines, however, you need to be aware that there are certain items that may be legal in your destination but not Texas, and vice versa. And

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Firearms Violation

Porch Pirates Could be Arrested for Federal Charges

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With the increase in people shopping online comes an increase in the number of packages left on people’s porches or doorsteps for them to pick up when they return from work. But as many people are finding out, those packages

Posted in Theft

Jeremy Rosenthal & Kyle Therrian Co-Authors For Study

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Jeremy Rosenthal and Kyle Therrian were co-authors for the study “Police Discretion and Racial Disparity in Organized Retail Theft Arrests: Evidence from Texas.” The primary author of the research, Michael Braun, an associate professor at the SMU Cox School of

Posted in Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Never Takes a Holiday

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Many people take vacation in December, which would seem to lower stress levels, but with financial obligations, busy schedules and family issues, holidays can be extremely overwhelming. If a loved one is arrested during the holiday season, they may be

Posted in Criminal Defense

What Is an Affidavit of Non-Prosecution (ANP) and How Does It Affect a Criminal Case?

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Many Collin County criminal cases start with someone contacting the police and filing a report. This is a common occurrence in family violence cases–someone tells the police their partner assaulted them. After some time has passed, however, the accuser may

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Can You Refuse to Testify if Subpoenaed by a Texas Court?

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Have you received a subpoena to testify as a witness in a criminal trial or grand jury proceeding? If so, you probably have many questions regarding the law and your rights. For example, can you ignore the subpoena? If not,

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Posted in Federal Criminal Defense

Moving Out of State While On Probation

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In most misdemeanor–and many felony–cases, a defendant is not sent to jail upon conviction. Instead, Texas law allows the judge to sentence the defendant to community supervision, which is more commonly known as “probation” in other states. Probation basically means

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