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Do Incarcerated Parents Pay Child Support in Texas?

If you are facing criminal charges in Texas and you’re a noncustodial parent who pays child support, surely, you’re wondering if you would have to pay child support if you were sentenced ...
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Possessing Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle in Texas

It can be tempting to bring home that expensive bottle of wine you didn’t finish when you had dinner at a fancy restaurant. It may feel natural to enjoy a bottle of beer as you ride passenger in ...
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Will My Criminal Case Go to Trial?

If you are facing criminal charges for the first time, you’re probably very nervous about the future. Perhaps the only knowledge you have about criminal cases is what you’ve learned from ...
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Second DWI Penalties in Texas

The offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is covered under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code. Under the law, you commit the offense of driving while intoxicated if you drive an automobile ...
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Can I Move While on Community Supervision in Denton County?

Texas, along with states like Florida and California is known for having an overcrowded jail and prison system. Because of this costly and problematic issue, which affects the criminal justice system ...
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Will I Have to Give a Sample of My DNA in Texas?

If you’ve watched crime shows on television, you’re probably familiar with a powerful criminal justice tool: deoxyribonucleic acid or “DNA.” DNA can be collected from all kinds ...
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Reasons for Texas Driver License Suspensions

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Driving is a privilege, not a right,” which is how the state governments view driving. In other words, if a driver has “bad behavior” ...
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Texas' Open Container Law

It’s not uncommon for people to think it’s perfectly legal for them to have an open container of alcohol in a vehicle as long as they’re not the ones driving, but this is a ...
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Defending Sex Crime Allegations

Sexual assault is one of those offenses that is highly frowned upon by society, but just because someone is accused of rape, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are guilty. In the criminal justice ...
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Underage Drinking Laws in Denton, TX

While it’s very clear that anyone under the age of 21 cannot drink alcohol and drive in Texas and all 50 states, a lot of people are not sure of other alcohol laws relating to minors (people ...
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What is the Age of Consent in Texas?

You’re probably familiar with the term “ statutory rape.” Though state laws vary, statutory rape laws address the issue of adults (individuals age 18 and older) engaging in sexual ...
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ALR Process for DWI in Denton County

If you are facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Denton County, you’ll want to learn about the ALR process for DWI, what it is and how it applies to you. The Administrative License ...
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Penalties for Domestic Violence in Texas

In the past, what happened behind closed doors was nobody’s business. If a husband and wife got into a fight, it stayed between the couple. If a parent tried to discipline their child, it ...
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Is DWI a Felony?

If you’re a resident of Denton County or anywhere else in Texas, you’re aware of the fact that Texas is known for being tough on crime, so why should driving while intoxicated (DWI) be any ...
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Renting an Apartment? Beware of Your Criminal Record

You’ve probably heard that once you’re convicted of a crime, it can be very difficult to find a good job. But, did you know that a criminal record can affect housing as well? That’s ...
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Pre-Trial Diversion in Denton County

According to the latest data from The Texas Tribune, there are 141,000 inmates housed in jails and prisons across the state. Of those inmates, nearly 32,000 are serving sentences for 10 to 20 years, ...
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Unlawful Possession of Firearm in Texas

Texas citizens are proud of their right to bear arms – it’s a right that many residents take seriously. Our weapons allow us to protect ourselves, our homes and properties, and most ...
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Intoxication Assault Charges in Texas

If you live in Denton County or anywhere else in Texas, you know it’s against the law to drink and drive. It’s also illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs or ...
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Stalking Charges in Denton, TX

In recent years, states across the country have criminalized stalking. Stalkers engage in behaviors which are intended to control a victim by threatening him or her, by terrifying them and by ...
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Can I Be Deported for DWI?

Are you a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) who’s facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges? If so, you could be very worried that a DWI conviction can lead to deportation, ...
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Domestic Violence Charges in Denton, TX

You’re probably familiar with the term “domestic violence.” In Texas, domestic violence is referred to as “ family violence.” Under the Texas Family Code, family violence ...
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FAQs About a Texas DWI

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the one offense that is commonly committed every day by non-criminals. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), “About every 20 minutes in ...
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Active Warrants in Denton County

Suppose you arrived home after work and upon approaching your front door, you either found a business card or a door hanger, which notified you that there is a warrant for your arrest. Now, ...
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Effects of a Texas DWI

In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is criminalized under Section 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code. Under Section 49.04(a) it says, “A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated ...
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FAQs About Pre-Trial Bond in Denton County

In Denton County, when a defendant is sentenced by the court to community supervision in lieu of jail or prison after committing a misdemeanor or felony, or when a defendant has been placed on ...
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Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law - Denton County Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 1409 East McKinney Street, Suite 113
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 591-0005
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