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How Are Rape and Statutory Rape Charges Different in TX?

Drawing the Line Between Rape & Statutory Rape Every state has its own age of consent laws. In Texas, the age of consent is 17, meaning anyone who is younger than 17 cannot legally consent to ...
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How Field Drug Tests Lead to Wrongful Arrests

Don’t Take “Positive” for an Answer NarcoPouch tests are presumptive field drug tests that police officers rely on to establish probable cause for arrests. Officers must establish ...
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Social Media Identity Theft

Identity Theft in the Social Media Era Identity theft is not a new crime. It’s been around for decades and continues to impose harsh consequences for those who are accused. However, a rather ...
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Texas Drug Schedules

A Deeper Look at TX Controlled Substance Schedules The war on drugs is alive and well in the US. Drugs are not treated lightly by any means, and as a result, crimes involving drugs can be prosecuted ...
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What is 'Theft of Service' in Texas?

Have you been arrested and charged with “theft of service” under Section 31.04 of the Texas Penal Code? If so, you may be wondering what “theft of service” is exactly. After ...
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Penalties for Marijuana in Texas

By now, you’ve heard all about marijuana legalization and decriminalization. As of this writing, for example, 14 states and territories have legalized marijuana, including but not limited to ...
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What is Unlawful Restraint in Texas?

Have you been accused of unlawfully restraining another person in Texas? If so, what does “unlawful restraint” mean and what does the crime involve? Under Section 20.02 of the Texas Penal ...
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COVID-19 Creates Breeding Ground for Criminal Behavior

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to mass unemployment, and whenever a community, state, or nation experiences a surge in unemployment, people start to get desperate and they begin doing things ...
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Can I Obtain a Passport if I Have a Felony?

It’s safe to say that most Americans travel abroad at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a cruise, a European vacation, a trip across the border to our neighbors Canada or Mexico, or ...
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Arrested for DWI in Texas, What's Next?

Have you been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas? If so, you may be panicking right about now. You may be worried about jail, a criminal record, fines, your auto insurance premiums, ...
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Traveling Abroad With a Criminal Record

It’s very common for U.S. citizens to travel outside the United States. Americans frequently travel to Canada, Europe, and Mexico for vacation. They often travel for pleasure, work, for school, ...
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Help, I'm Incarcerated & Can't Pay Child Support!

If you’re facing criminal charges in Texas and you’re a noncustodial parent, you probably have questions about your child support obligation. “Do I have to pay child support while ...
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Who Decides if I Accept a Plea Bargain?

If you’re facing criminal charges, you probably have numerous questions and reasonably so. One question that almost every defendant asks, especially if it’s the first time they’ve ...
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Administrative License Revocation Program (ALR) in Texas

Are you facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Texas? If so, soon you’ll hear about the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) program, if you haven’t already. Under ...
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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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Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law - Denton County Criminal Defense Attorney
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