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Criminal Defense

Understanding Romeo and Juliet Laws in Texas

July 10, 2023
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The Legality of Dating Someone Under 18 In Texas, the age of consent is 17 years old. However, it’s crucial to understand that engaging in any sexual activity with a person under the age of 17, even with their consent, can still be considered illegal. Romeo and Juliet laws provide certain exceptions for consensual relationships…

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A Guide to Protecting Your Rights During an Arrest

July 10, 2023
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Being arrested can certainly be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. In such a situation, it is crucial for you to be aware of your rights and understand how to protect yourself legally. As criminal defense attorneys, we aim to shed light on the rights that citizens possess during an arrest and provide valuable guidance on…

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What is “Pleading the Fifth”?

July 7, 2023
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Imagine you find yourself in a precarious legal situation, perhaps a criminal investigation or trial. As pressure mounts, you wonder whether you should “plead the Fifth.” But what does this term mean, and is it a suitable option for your particular situation? This common phrase carries significant weight in legal proceedings, and understanding its implications…

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What to do if you are being investigated for indecent exposure.

June 7, 2023
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Being investigated for indecent exposure can be a daunting experience. If you or someone you know is facing this allegation in Texas, it is important to understand the laws and potential consequences, as well as how a criminal defense attorney can help.In Texas, indecent exposure is defined as the intentional exposure of one’s genitals in…

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Revenge Porn

June 7, 2023
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In recent years, the issue of “revenge porn” has gained significant attention due to the rise of technology and social media platforms. Revenge porn, or Unlawful Disclosure of Intimate Visual Material, is the act of sharing sexually explicit images or videos of a person without their consent. This offense is usually committed by an ex-partner…

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What To Know About Expungements In Texas

April 27, 2023
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Having a criminal record can have a significant impact on your future. It can limit your job prospects, your ability to rent an apartment, and even your ability to obtain a loan. If you have a criminal record in Texas, it is essential to understand how it can affect your future and what you can…

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The Consequences of Stalking in Texas

January 24, 2023
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The Texas Penal Code defines stalking as the act of deliberately and repeatedly following or harassing another person, causing that person to feel fearful for their safety. It’s a serious crime – much more than one would expect – and it comes with serious consequences. Our attorneys are experienced in stalking cases, and we can…

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What Should I Know About the Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

July 5, 2021
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There are many differences between US state court and US federal court. One of the major differences between the two is the existence of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Essentially, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is the document most used to mete out punishments for individuals the courts convicted of federal crimes. These guidelines intend to ensure that…

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How May False Statements Made to a Bank Become a Federal Offense?

June 29, 2021
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If you provide inaccurate information during a transaction with a financial institution you may arouse suspicions of bank fraud. As shown by reporting in the Amarillo Globe-News, you may face federal charges if you submit false statements to an FDIC-insured bank and a U.S. Attorney convinces a grand jury you did so knowingly. If you submit…

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What Prosecutors Must Prove in Money Laundering Cases

November 11, 2020
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Before a judge can convict you of a money laundering offense, the prosecutor has certain facts that he or she must establish. According to The U.S. Department of Justice, the evidence of money laundering may be either direct or circumstantial, but it must prove these aspects of illegal activity. 1. Transaction The prosecutor does not have to…

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