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Texas Bail Reform Seeks to Balance Public Safety and Defendants’ Rights

In Texas as elsewhere, bail allows criminal defendants to be released pending trial, under penalty of forfeiting their bail bonds if they fail to appear. Bail decisions are based upon the seriousness of the criminal charges and on the defendant’s criminal record, risk of flight and danger to the community. But in actual practice, bail Read More

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Texas Bail Reform Litigation Highlights the Need for Counsel Immediately Upon Arrest

Miranda warnings have been a thorn in the side of prosecutors since the 1963 landmark Supreme Court ruling made denial of the right to counsel a ground for voiding a confession. But while a defendant may demand to have a lawyer present during questioning, there is no explicit right to representation at another critical stage Read More

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Texas Bail Reform Legislation Falls Short, But System Improvements Are Underway

More than two years after federal courts ruled cash bail systems in Dallas and Harris counties unconstitutional, the Texas legislature has been unable to pass bail reform legislation. In May 2019, the House passed a bill that would have implemented measures to make bail more available to poorer defendants. But the bill never made it Read More

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How Mistakes Can Jeopardize Your Criminal Case

You’ve just been arrested. You might feel like things can’t possibly get worse. But, what you may not realize is that by making certain mistakes, you could jeopardize your entire case. Criminal law is immensely complex and the justice system is practically impossible to navigate without legal skill and experience. Many crimes have a range Read More

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What Rights Do Convicted Felons Have In Texas?

Like other states, Texas breaks crimes down into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor crimes are less serious offenses punishable by up to a year in county jail. Common types of misdemeanors include DWI, disorderly conduct and prostitution. Felonies, on the other hand, are more serious crimes punishable by more than a year in the Read More

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Steps To Take After Police Stop You For Drinking And Driving

Seeing the flashing lights of a police car behind you can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’ve had anything to drink – even a single glass of wine. However, the purpose of the police force is to serve and protect, not hunt down law-abiding citizens. If you are stopped under suspicion of drunk driving, your behavior Read More

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What To Do If You Are The Subject Of A Federal Investigation

In many federal Criminal Cases, suspects are investigated for weeks, months or even longer before law enforcement moves in. The sooner you retain legal counsel, the more likely you are to beat the charges against you. Remember your rights – you do not have to talk to law enforcement or police. If you believe your Read More

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What Is Healthcare Fraud?

Fraud is using deceit or misrepresentation to gain money, goods or items of value. While certain healthcare fraud crimes involve healthcare providers, others involve patients and clients. Regardless of whether you are patient or provider, a fraud conviction has serious penalties. You could face costly fines and significant incarceration time. You may even be prosecuted Read More

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Sexting And Child Pornography

Sending sexually explicit texts and images of minors is serious offense. In fact, legislation regarding sexting has been around since 2001 in Texas. If you are an adult charged with sexting and/or child pornography, you could be facing significant criminal penalties. Juveniles can face charges for sharing explicit images, too. Without competent defense attorneys by Read More

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Hire A Juvenile Defense Attorney

Finding out your child has been arrested can be terrifying. You may wonder if they are okay. Were they hurt? What’s going on? You need answers — and you want to make sure your son or daughter is safe and protected. By law, your child has certain rights, including the right to legal counsel. However, Read More

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