Criminal Defense

How to Choose a Criminal Defense lawyer

After you have suffered the indignity of arrest, handcuffs, and a night or two in jail, the very next challenge you face is deciding how to choose a criminal defense lawyer. How to Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer — What to Look For This article will give you a few pointers about hiring a criminal…

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Grand Jury – Texas Style

The Grand Jury in American and Texas jurisprudence is a very old institution that has at its core the duty to hear, investigate, and vote on whether to True-Bill or No-Bill any felony level offense that is referred to it for consideration. Most people do not know how it works or just what a Grand…

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What You Should Know About Identity Theft

Technological advancements in today’s society have changed nearly every aspect of everyday life. From communicating with loved ones to shopping for goods and services, all you need seems to only be a click or swipe away. Despite all the good that comes from the convenience of technology and online abilities, it’s easier now than ever…

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What You Need to Know About Fraud

In life, there’s rarely an easy way out of anything. It may be very difficult to make any headway in a certain challenge, but powering through and/or exploring other viable options are always better than committing a fraudulent act. “Fraud” is a general term used to describe a dishonest means of obtaining something of value…

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When the Dog Bites

This phrase from The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things” will bring you no comfort when the local Animal Control Officer comes knocking at your door, demanding you turn over your pet for quarantine because your furry companion bit someone. You may be surprised to know what little recourse one has in order to free…

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Five Criminal Defense Facts You Must Know

Being charged with a crime following an arrest can bring about some serious repercussions. In addition to dealing with the stress of court proceedings, you could face hefty fines, a marred reputation, license suspension, imprisonment and other consequences. Your best bet is to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following your arrest.…

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What Is the Legal Limit for DUI?

By Jeffrey Hines, Attorney at Law Drinking and driving can result in serious consequences. If you are charged with a DWI; you can run the risk of losing your license, you can face increased insurance rates, you will be required to pay fines and costs, and you may even be looking at spending some time…

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Open Carry In Texas

For some, the idea of open carry is frightening. For others, it represents a much-needed expansion of 2nd amendment rights in Texas. Regardless of which side of the line you fall on, it is important to understand what the law really says about guns. State of the Law Regarding Guns For long guns (rifles), you…

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What Happens If I’m Caught With Less Than Two Ounces of Marijuana?

By Jeffrey A. Hines The state of Texas is home of some of the most strict marijuana laws in the country. Even possession of less than two ounces of marijuana often results in an arrest. This process alone is lengthy, expensive and unpleasant. Once you are fully processed, you must wait in jail until a…

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Why Does a Lawyer Cost So Much?

Why Does It Have to Cost? I know his brother, you think to yourself as you sit across from the lawyer, wondering why the retainer he just quoted you didn’t seem to include any discount. “And this retainer is no indicator of how much this may ultimately cost,” the lawyers says. What?!? MAY? ULTIMATELY? COST?…

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