Getting arrested can have a lasting impact on your life. Many people who face criminal charges are understandably worried and anxious that:
Criminal Homicide in Texas includes Criminally Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter, Murder, and Capital Murder. In all these cases, one individual is alleged to have caused the death of another individual. What distinguishes criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter, murder and capital murder from each other is the culpable mental state, or intent, of the actor when he allegedly caused the other's death.Read More
Possession, Manufacturing, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance crimes can range from misdemeanor cases of possession of marijuana to first-degree felony cases involving the possession, delivery or manufacturing of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, LSD, heroin, or other controlled substances where the defendant could face a maximum sentence of life in the penitentiary.Read More
Sex crimes, including Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Solicitation and Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography are very serious crimes, especially in Texas. They can take place in nearly any context, including in cyberspace (i.e., social media, sexting), at home (i.e., sexual abuse of a child or family member), at an institution (i.e., school, church), and elsewhere.Read More
A DWI conviction can carry severe sentences and cost thousands of dollars in fines and fees. DWI cases, whether felony or misdemeanor, are aggressively prosecuted in East Texas. A conviction for DWI can directly impact your ability to drive, hold a job, and in some cases, from being employed in certain fields. There are also social stigmas attached to DWI convictions.Read More
Every theft, no matter how small, is considered, under Texas law, to be a crime of "moral turpitude," which means the law considers it a crime that is inherently dishonest. Theft is committed when a person unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.Read More
In Texas, crimes of violence can often result in very harsh punishments. This is because the evidence can be very shocking to a jury. The prosecutors will show the jury the weapon, crime scene photographs, and the jury will hear evidence from the victim if they lived, as well as crime scene investigators, DNA and ballistic experts, and, often times, the family of the victims.Read More
Burglary is not the same as theft. Burglary is committed when someone, without the owner's consent: (1.) enters a habitation or any portion of a building not then open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft or an assault, or (2.) remains concealed, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault, in a building or habitation, or (3.) enters a building or habitation and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft or an assault.Read More
Fraud and theft are closely related but are outlined in different sections of the Penal Code. Theft is when someone takes something of value by unlawfully appropriating it from the owner without his or her consent, and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the item.Read More
In Texas, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon (UCW) refers to the illegal possession of a firearm, club or illegal knife. This article will discuss the law as it relates to when it is legal and illegal to possess a firearm in Texas, which is covered by Texas Penal Code section 46.02 UCW.Read More
A person commits the offense of bribery if he or she intentionally or knowingly offers, confers or agrees to confer on another, or solicits, accepts or agrees to accept a benefit as consideration for the recipient’s decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or other exercise of discretion as a public servant, party official, voter, or exercise of official discretion in a judicial or administrative proceeding or for any violation of a duty imposed by law on a public servant or party official.Read More
The crime of engaging in organized criminal activity (EOCA) requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted with intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination (defined below), to conspire to commit one or more of the enumerated offenses set out below.Read More
The charge of Conspiracy is one level lower than the most serious felony that is the object of the conspiracy, and if the most serious felony that is the object of the conspiracy is a state jail felony, the offense is a class A misdemeanor.Read More
A person commits the offense of perjury if, with an intent to deceive and with knowledge of the statement’s meaning, the person makes a false statement under oath or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made under oath.Read More
Abuse by a public servant of his or her office, government property and the power inherent in their position has become a popular political topic recently. Abuse of office can refer to any action by an individual in public office where he or she uses their position to gain some unlawful benefit or to defraud another.Read More
An experienced child endangerment lawyer, in building a compelling defense, will look at not only challenging the defendant’s alleged intent, but also looking closely at the toxicology, including the collection and testing of hair samples from the child and the defendant.Read More
Probation is where the Judge or Jury sentences a defendant to incarceration in a jail (misdemeanor offenses) or prison (felony offenses) but suspends that sentence for a period of time (months or years in misdemeanors) or for a number of years (felony offenses).Read More
Juvenile law is an area that can be confusing even to experienced criminal lawyers because it blends civil procedure and criminal law. In Juvenile cases, the terminology used and how the case proceeds to the penalties assessed is very different than an adult criminal case. In Texas, a person can be charged as a juvenile and face criminal charges in juvenile court for a criminal offense committed after his 10th birthday.Read More
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After speaking with and providing the investigative law enforcement agency with digital evidence they did not have, the case was closed as unfounded
Defense prepared a power point presentation to the Grand Jury, and case was No Billed by the Dallas County Grand Jury
Defense negotiated a Dismissal in the case
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