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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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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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Attorney Vanita Budhrani Parker Joins Rosenthal & Wadas

Rosenthal & Wadas is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Vanita Budhrani Parker to its practice, having joined the firm in September 2018. With more than 20 years of criminal law experience, including her background as both a Dallas

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Rosenthal & Wadas Attorneys Selected for 2018 Super Lawyers List

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Rosenthal & Wadas PLLC is pleased to announce that Derk Wadas and Bo Kalabus have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list. Derk Wadas serves as a managing partner of Rosenthal & Wadas and has been

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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

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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

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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

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