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The Overlap of Domestic Disputes into Criminal Law

There is no real gauge to measure the number of domestic disputes. This is likely because these crimes often go unreported. In cases where the hurt party is simply overreacting, it is best that the authorities do not get involved. However, emotions often run high in these situations, and the unfortunate circumstance of the police […]

What Is Probable Cause?

Because the issuance of an arrest warrant is based on “probable cause,” it is important to understand the meaning of this legal term. Upon suspicion of a crime having been committed, an affidavit of probable cause is prepared and presented to a judge to issue the arrest warrant. The affidavit must contain facts that would […]

Defense of White Collar Crimes

Crimes against someone’s financial interest or for personal financial gain are the most common forms of white collar crimes. These types of crimes are usually glorified in movies and on TV, but in real life, they carry serious consequences. Bribery, embezzlement, money laundering and computer fraud are just a few of the types of crimes […]

How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me?

Criminal law proceedings are governed by state law. The rules in place seek to reach fair and just conclusions to criminal cases, while protecting the rights of the accused. Having a skilled criminal defense attorney helps because: A criminal defense attorney explains possible fines and punishments for the crime charged. A criminal defense lawyer strongly […]

Differences Between Federal and State Crimes

The U.S. Constitution grants specific powers to the federal government and reserves all unspecified powers for the states. So all federal statutes and regulations must relate back in some way, however tenuous, to one of the federal powers enumerated in the Constitution. Why, for example, is crossing a state line for immoral purposes a federal […]

What Are Some Examples of White-Collar Crimes?

White-collar crimes are nonviolent offenses committed for financial gain. If you are arrested for any of the following types of white-collar crimes in Texas, retain a defense attorney immediately: Credit card fraud — Credit card fraud occurs when you use the credit card or credit card information of another person to obtain goods or services. […]

The Difference Between Felonies and Misdemeanors

Texas, like most other states, classifies crimes as misdemeanors and felonies. Although felonies are more serious, both misdemeanors and felonies are criminal offenses. This means that if you are convicted of either, you will have a criminal record. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, do not make the mistake of thinking you don’t need […]

Common Types of Probation Violations

If you are on probation, do not assume you are free. While you are on probation, you are still under the supervision of the criminal justice system. Failure to obey the rules can result in penalties including incarceration or an extension of your probation. Common probation violations include: Failure to appear — If you are […]

What Are the Penalties for Drunk Driving in Texas?

If you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, stay out of your vehicle and off the road. Not only do you pose a danger to yourself and others, you could also be arrested. In Texas, driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are separate offenses. You can […]

Steps You Should Take After an Arrest

If you’ve been arrested, you undoubtedly are worried about your freedom, your future and your family. But an arrest is not a conviction, and a skilled lawyer may be able to help reduce or eliminate the charges against you. The steps you should take after an arrest include: Remain silent — You have the right […]