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Should You Accept a Plea Bargain?

It’s believed that about 69% of all criminal cases in the United States are resolved with a plea bargain. It may sound strange, but negotiation is often a significant aspect of criminal defense law. Because […]

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What to Expect at an Arraignment

If you’re like most people, you probably know that the best time to hire a criminal defense lawyer is “as soon as possible” (i.e., when you are handcuffed and taken jail). If at all possible, do not wait […]

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Illegal Search and Seizure: Know Your Rights

“Police Search Car” (CC BY 2.0) by Drew Stephens As provided by the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, individuals are protected against “illegal searches and seizures.” If you have been charged with a criminal offense and believe […]

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Criminal Appeals in Texas – 3 Things to Know

Those accused of a crime are entitled to receive a fair trial. However, mistakes are made and there are times that innocent people are found guilty. Criminal appeals work as a sort of check and balance, by […]

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Miranda Rights: Setting the Record Straight

Due in part to the number of crime-related programs on television, the words “you have the right to remain silent” are known to most people, but not everyone fully understands what they actually mean, or when […]

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Charged with DWI / DUI? Know Your Rights!

If you have specific questions about your DWI or DUI case, or would like to discuss your legal options with an attorney today, call us today at 1-800-ATTORNEY! Choosing to operate a motor vehicle after […]

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“Preponderance of the Evidence” vs. “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”

Burden of proof is a legal construct which states that one must provide enough relevant evidence supporting their claim or argument in order for a judge or jury to rule in their favor. While most […]

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Criminal Record Expungement

Criminal Record Expungement

An Attorney May be Able to Help You Expunge Your Criminal Record or Petition for Your Record to be Sealed. In today’s modern society, the existence of a criminal record can have a detrimental effect on a […]

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Consequences of a Criminal Record

Everyone makes mistakes. From accidentally running a red light to getting a DWI, we’ve all done something that we’re not proud of. But do you know the extent to which your criminal record will follow […]

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What is the Difference between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Misdemeanors vs. Felonies Felonies and misdemeanors are criminal offenses and both can mean incarceration for anyone convicted of either. Less serious and nonviolent crimes are typically charged as misdemeanors, while the most serious offenses are […]

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