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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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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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Penalties for DWI in Denton, Texas

Drinking alcohol is not only a normal part of American culture, people have been consuming alcohol for thousands of years. Understandably, it’s a hard habit to break! Drinking was not much of a ...
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How are Arrests Made in Texas?

If you, or someone you love was recently arrested in Texas you may be thinking, “Hey, this arrest wasn’t fair” or “The arrest wasn’t legal!” If you are suspicious ...
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Why Defendants Accept Plea Deals

If you are facing criminal charges in Denton or anywhere else in Texas, don’t be surprised if your case never goes to trial. Our criminal court system is over-crowded, thus, prosecutors and ...
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When Does Texas Try Juveniles as Adults?

Are you a parent of a teenager who was recently arrested for a crime, such a violent crime, selling drugs, robbery, or a sexually motivated crime? Or, perhaps your son or daughter has been in trouble ...
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Ex-Lake Dallas HS Coach Pleads Guilty

Last week, D. Walker, 59, a former softball coach at Lake Dallas High School pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a female student at the school. According to Denton County ...
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Lesser Known Consequences of a DWI

Were you recently arrested for driving while intoxicated in Denton, Texas? If so, you may be wondering, "Should I hire a DWI attorney to defend me?" If you ask any seasoned criminal defense ...
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Denton Man Arrested for Punching Teen Daughter

DENTON, TX – While many families had just finished celebrating Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, one Denton father was spending what was left of the holiday weekend behind bars for the way ...
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Teen Accused of Posing as Student Gets 20 Years

R. Lugo, 17, went to the trouble to enroll in an elementary school and pose as a student in order to sexually victimize young children, according to Hurst police. Now, the teenager accused of posing ...
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Denton Roller Derby Owner Accused of Stealing Nearly $1 Million

A. Campbell, the owner of a Denton roller derby rink is accused of bilking a company for nearly $1 million. Campbell, 40, of Trophy Club, was in the Tarrant County Jail on Aug. 20, after being accused ...
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