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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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What is Negligent Homicide?

Negligent Homicide… Explained A death caused by another person’s negligence arises to the level of a crime if the wrongful conduct greatly or grossly deviated from the duty of a person to exercise ordinary care. […]

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What is Juvenile Law?

Juvenile Law… Explained A person who commits a crime or violates an ordinance and is under the age of 18 can be held responsible for his or her actions but might not be charged in […]

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What is Assault and Battery?

Assault and Battery… Explained Assault and battery can be charged together or separately. There are different elements that need to be proved and they may be charged as either a misdemeanor or as a felony, […]

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