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What Are the Penalties for Performing an Abortion in Texas?

Following the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this year, several states have enacted trigger laws regarding abortion. Trigger laws are born from ...
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What Should I Do If There's a Warrant for My Arrest in Texas?

Recently, a tragic event happened at a youth football game in Texas. According to USA Today, Yaqub Salik Talib, brother of former NFL player Aqib Talib, shot and killed Michael Hickmon, a former ...
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Can You Leave Your Child in Your Car While It's Running in Texas?

Tragically, several children have lost their lives throughout the years because they were left unattended in a hot car or truck. Few things, if any, are as sad as the death of a child, especially if ...
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What Is Indecent Assault in Texas?

Earlier this month, Justin Barrett Frazell, a former country radio station host in North Texas, pleaded no contest to a Denton County indecent assault charge. According to the Fort Worth ...
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Is Displaying a Firearm a Felony in Texas?

Earlier this month, a man attempted to evade Denton police by hiding under a pile of clothes, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Reportedly, the police were searching for the man because he was ...
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Can a Marijuana DWI Result in a Drug Possession Conviction?

In many cases, it can be difficult to prove that a driver was operating a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. A recent CBS 4 News article explained why this is an issue in Texas in ...
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How Could a Felony Conviction Alter My Life?

The severity of a charge someone accused of committing a crime will receive is generally based on the nature of the crime and how serious it was. Legally speaking, felonies are the most severe charges ...
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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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