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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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What Are the Effects of a Protective Order?

In Denton County and throughout Texas, the victims of stalking, sexual assault and family violence (sometimes called domestic violence) can ask the court for a protective order, which prohibits the ...
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Prostitution Charges in Denton, Texas

People often refer to prostitution as the “oldest trade” or the “oldest occupation” because it probably is, or at least it’s one of the oldest trades to exist. If ...
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Penalties for Assault in Texas

Texas is known for its steakhouses, saloons, cattle ranches, cowboys, and of course, its guns. It’s no secret that the Lone Star State has a tough reputation – always has and always will. ...
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Penalties for Intoxication Manslaughter

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.” That being said, we’re going to ...
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Community Supervision in Denton County, TX

If you are facing criminal charges in Denton County, Texas, you are probably interested in learning more about Community Supervision, which was formerly known as Adult Probation. Community Supervision ...
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Denton County Protective Orders

Has someone recently taken a protective order, otherwise known as a “restraining order” out against you for family violence (domestic violence) in Denton County? If so, it’s ...
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Arrest Warrants in Denton, Texas

Do you have reason to believe there is a warrant out for your arrest in Denton or anywhere else in Denton County? If so, do you understand the difference between traditional arrest warrants and bench ...
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Unlawful Carrying of Weapons in Denton, Texas

Unlike some states, Texas happens to be rather “gun friendly.” Unless barred under the law, Texas residents are not required to obtain a state license to purchase a handgun, rifle, or ...
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Preparing Yourself for Criminal Court

In our society, we live by long-established rules of “good conduct” and “proper etiquette.” Whether we’re at church, taking a class, waiting in line someplace, or holding ...
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Do I Have to List a DWI on Job Applications?

Since most people change jobs about every five years on average, it’s understandable why someone facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges would be concerned about how a DWI conviction ...
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Marijuana Possession in Denton

Many people feel that marijuana should not be a Schedule I controlled substance with a “high potential for abuse” and with “no medical benefits.” In fact, thousands, if not ...
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Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law - Denton County Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 1512 East McKinney Street, Suite 102
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 591-0005
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