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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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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

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

Theft - Burglary

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

Your JUUL Can Cause You Trouble With the Law

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What is a JUUL? JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek look that resembles a

Posted in Drug Crimes, Federal Criminal Defense

Can I Get My Weapon Back?

Federal Firearm

If you are convicted of a crime involving a firearm in Texas, your gun could be taken away permanently if certain elements apply. It will be forfeited to the state, but you may be able to get it back in

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Federal Firearms Violation

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

Christmas Package Theft in Texas

Christmas Present

Texas is strict when it comes to theft. Depending on the value of the package stolen, a person could face anywhere from a misdemeanor to a lifetime in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you have been accused

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense, Theft

What Will Happen to Me If I Aid or Assist a Fugitive?

Assisting a Fugitive

Many of us have faced a situation where a family member or friend is accused of a serious crime. Your first instinct may be to offer help. After all, if you believe the person is not guilty, then you want

Posted in Federal Criminal Defense

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