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  • 1-Apr-2021

    Can April Fools' Pranks Get You Arrested?

    April Fools’ Jokes Gone Wrong April Fools’ Day falls on the first of April. Many people love this holiday, while many others dread it. April Fools’ Day is meant to be lighthearted and funny, but it can go awfully wrong. Today, we ...
  • 5-Mar-2021

    Types of 70/30 Child Custody Schedules

    What Does a 70/30 Custody Schedule Look Like? Co-parenting after a divorce involves trial and error, making it feel like a never-ending work in progress because your child’s needs will change as they get older. With this in mind, know that your ...
  • 11-Feb-2021

    What Happens If I Take Adderall without a Prescription?

    Side Effects of Adderall Use Adderall is a prescription amphetamine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A stimulant drug, Adderall is often abused by people who don’t have ADHD because of its desirable effects. As a ...
  • 17-Jan-2021

    What Is Implied Consent?

    Texas Implied Consent Laws If you are a licensed driver, you are subject to implied consent laws. Every state has implied consent laws, although, the punishments for breaking these laws vary from state-to-state. What is “implied consent,” ...
  • 21-Dec-2020

    6 Common Holiday Scams Investigated by the FBI

    ‘Tis the Season for Stealing the Deals Over the years, online shopping grew in popularity during the holidays, but COVID-19 has forced many more people to shop from home due to safety restrictions and retail store closures. As a result, online ...
  • 4-Nov-2020

    5 Key Rules for Prosecutors in Criminal Cases

    ABA Criminal Justice Standards for Prosecutors Just like criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors must comply with a strict set of criminal justice standards to ensure justice is served fairly and accurately. Prosecutors are the people who work to ...
  • 21-Oct-2020

    Difference Between Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion

    Clarifying the Foundations of Criminal Procedure If you watch TV and movies, read the news or got arrested, you may have heard the terms “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause.” It is easy to get the terms confused, as ...
  • 3-Sep-2020

    Is It Illegal to Impersonate Someone?

    The Consequences of Pretending The only acceptable time to impersonate a public servant is on Halloween, which is next month. Even then, you can get in serious trouble for doing more than just dressing up in a costume. Among the best ways to avoid a ...
  • 5-Aug-2020

    What Do Your Miranda Rights Mean?

    A Breakdown of Your Miranda Warning Your Miranda Rights are a critical element of your legal rights and play a significant role when you’re in police custody. The purpose of your Miranda Warning is to notify you of your right to not make ...
  • 3-Jul-2020

    How to Avoid a DWI on the 4th of July

    Follow These Tips to Best Prevent a DWI Arrest Independence Day is a national holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776. It’s also deemed the deadliest day of the year for drunk driving crashes, ...
  • 20-Jun-2020

    Can Sex Offenders Go to Six Flags?

    Where There are Children, There are Limits People who are convicted of certain sex crimes must register with the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program (SOR), which is available to the public. Identifiable information such as their name, address, ...
  • 11-May-2020

    What to Do if You Are Pulled Over

    First Impressions Can Make or Break You The sound of piercing sirens with bright blue and red lights behind you is enough to provoke a mini heart attack. Getting pulled over for a traffic violation, no matter how serious, is a rattling experience, ...
  • 21-Apr-2020

    First, Second, & Third-Degree Murder: What's the Difference?

    Criminal homicide might involve premeditation, willful intent, or negligence. Murder charges range from the first-degree murder of stalking and then killing a rival to the second-degree murder of shooting someone during an unexpected argument to ...
  • 19-Mar-2020

    What to Do If You Violate Probation

    If you have been suspected of violating probation, police prosecutors might issue a warrant for your arrest, and you can be sentence held in county jail while a revocation hearing is scheduled. It is important to act carefully and with legal guidance ...
  • 17-Feb-2020

    Should You Hire an Attorney for Your Traffic Ticket?

    About 20% of all Americans have received at least one traffic ticket. Whether it's for speeding, failing to yield, or something more severe, traffic tickets are a fact of driving. Most people either fight traffic tickets on their own or accept ...
  • 20-Jan-2020

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Texas

    Until recently, there were no visitation rights established for anyone other than a child’s parents. There are still no federal grandparent visitation laws on the books, so if you are a grandparent, you might be wondering about what rights you ...
  • 30-Dec-2019

    What Are the Penalties for Tampering with Evidence in Texas?

    Evidence plays an integral role in criminal cases. This is true for the prosecutor and defense, as both sides use testimony, documents, or other objects to either prove a person is guilty or to challenge accusations. Because of the importance of ...
  • 29-Nov-2019

    What Constitutes Stalking in Texas?

    In Texas, stalking is a serious crime. In fact, it’s considered so serious that it is classified as a third-degree felony. That means if you are accused of and convicted for this offense, you could be looking at years in prison and steep fines. ...
  • 16-Oct-2019

    Dared to Go to the Neighborhood Spooky House? Could Be Trespassing

    It’s Halloween time, when spooky tales about that scary house in your neighborhood come alive. Stories might include claims of ghosts or haunted figures floating around the grounds or inside the property. After the tale is told, someone in your ...
  • 30-Sep-2019

    How Long Does a DWI Stay on Your Criminal Record?

    If an officer suspects that you were driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you might be arrested and charged with a DWI. A conviction for this offense could have serious consequences, such as jail time and/or fines. The judgment will ...
  • 28-Aug-2019

    Helping a Stray Dog? That Could Lead to Theft Charges.

    Driving along the road, you might see a dog wandering around without an owner. Believing the animal is a stray or neglected, you may be tempted to take it home with you. However, depending on the specific circumstances, doing so could be considered ...
  • 16-Jul-2019

    New Hemp Law Leads Prosecutors to Drop Many Marijuana Cases

    On June 10, 2019, Governor Gregg Abbott signed into a law a bill that legalized the industrial production of hemp. The legislation, which took effect immediately, was initially introduced to help farmers compete in the rapidly growing hemp production ...
  • 14-May-2019

    What Is 'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt'?

    Under Texas Penal Code Section 2.01 “All persons are presumed to be innocent and no person may be convicted of an offense unless each element of the offense is proved beyond a reasonable doubt.” While many people are familiar with the ...
  • 15-Apr-2019

    Can an Alleged Victim Drop Charges in a Criminal Case?

    Criminal cases are pursued by the government - either at the federal or state level - and only the prosecutor working on behalf of the government can officially drop charges. If an alleged victim decides they no longer want to pursue the case, they ...
  • 19-Mar-2019

    Multi State CCW: Don't Accidentally Break the Law

    The New Multi State CCW Covers 36 States, Is Yours Included? If you are excited about the new multistate CCW permit, you are not alone. It covers conceal carry in 36 states in the US, allowing for cross state carrying so you are protected while ...

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