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What Is the Difference Between a Dismissal, an Acquittal, and “No Charges Filed” in a Texas Criminal Case?

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Most people’s view of the criminal justice system is that there’s a trial, and the defendant is pronounced either “guilty” or “not guilty.” But the reality is often not that simple. When police open a criminal investigation, there are many

Posted in Criminal Defense

What is the Difference Between Deferred Adjudication and Straight Probation?

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Regardless of whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Texas, there is an entire range of punishment you may face. The are many factors that influence the outcome of a case, including the severity of the crime,

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Felony

Are Photos and Video Evidence Always Allowed in Texas Courts?

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We live in a visual age. Thanks to modern technology we can all carry around small video recording devices at all times. And in a culture where people now routinely photograph and share their restaurant meals with the rest of

Posted in Criminal Defense

What Are the Laws Regarding Fake IDs in Texas?

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As long as the legal drinking age in Texas stays at 21, teenagers will probably continue to obtain fake IDs in order to get served alcohol at bars and nightclubs. Indeed, many college and high school students view a fake

Posted in Criminal Defense

Falsifying Documents in Texas

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People rely on documents every day to renew driver’s licenses, apply for benefits, and request help from the government. Society depends on the authenticity of these documents. For this reason, Texas has made it a crime to falsify documents, and

Posted in Criminal Defense

Four Mistakes To Avoid After Criminal Charges Have Been Filed

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Most people have never faced criminal charges in Collin County before, the first time you are arrested comes as a serious shock. Many Collin County residents have no idea how to deal with the situation. And unfortunately, their ignorance often

Posted in Criminal Defense

4 Mistakes To Avoid After Criminal Charges Have Been Filed

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Most people have never faced criminal charges in Collin County before, the first time you are arrested comes as a serious shock. Many Collin County residents have no idea how to deal with the situation. And unfortunately, their ignorance often

Posted in Criminal Defense

Fireworks in Collin County, Texas

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With the Fourth of July coming up next week, we pulled some facts together about shooting off fireworks in Collin County. Can I shoot off my own fireworks in Collin County? Use and possession of fireworks is allowed, but only

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Theft, Robbery and Burglary Charges…What is the Difference?

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If you were charged with robbery, burglary, or other types of theft crimes in Texas, the first thing to keep in mind is that an arrest is not a conviction: You have constitutional rights and the prosecuting attorney must prove

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Theft

Do I Turn Myself In If There’s a Warrant for My Arrest?

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Most criminal cases in Texas begin with a judge or magistrate issuing a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. If you have reason to believe there is an active arrest warrant for you, your first instinct might be to try and

Posted in Bail, Federal Criminal Defense

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