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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

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

Getting Caught With Weed – Collin County vs. Dallas County

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What happens if you get caught with weed in Texas depends on the amount of marijuana with which you are caught and the city you are in. In Dallas County, if you are caught with less than 4 oz. of

Posted in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

What is a Straw Purchase?

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A straw purchase is any purchase wherein the buyer is receiving the goods or services on behalf of a third party. In reference to firearms transactions, straw purchases are strictly unlawful. A buyer cannot purchase a gun on behalf of

Posted in Criminal Defense, Federal Firearms Violation

What Constitutes the Crime of Elder Abuse in Texas?

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While many accusations of elder abuse are real, some are exaggerated or arise from a misunderstanding. Are you a caretaker who is facing elder abuse charges? If so, you need to protect yourself from criminal charges. Texas Elder Abuse Laws

Posted in Criminal Defense, Elder Abuse

Can I Choose Jail Instead of Probation?

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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

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