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Will a Misdemeanor Affect Getting a Job?

What Classifies a Misdemeanor and How It Can Impact Your Future The three basic classifications of criminal offenses are infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are petty offenses that ...
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What Is the Relationship Between Natural Disasters and Crime?

How the Texas Power Outage Impacted Crime Rates Many have deemed the response to the 2021 power outage in Texas a crime in and of itself. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner called on the state of Texas to ...
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What Are the Four Major Criminal Law Defenses?

Common Defenses We Argue in Criminal Cases As criminal defense attorneys, our job is to create reasonable doubt in a client’s case. Our goal is for the court to determine that guilt cannot be ...
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Factors Leading to Domestic Violence During the Holidays

8 Elements That May Result in Family Violence The holiday season is a time for family and friends to celebrate, give, and spread love and joy with each other. However, several factors such as COVID-19 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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