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  • Basic Stages of a Criminal Case

    Criminal prosecutions develop in a series of stages, starting with arrest and concluding at a point prior to, during, or following trial. Generally, a case concludes when a defendant accepts a plea bargain offered by the prosecutor. Although each ...

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  • 6 Collateral Consequences of Sex Offender Registration

    Sex offender registration is a court-imposed consequence of many sex offenses, but are you aware of all the collateral consequences it can present? Some individuals convicted of certain sex offenses can be required to register as sex offenders. Sex ...

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  • What Are Mandatory Minimums and When Do They Apply to a Criminal Charge?

    Our criminal justice system is a complex mixture of laws and standards, not all of which have widespread support. Although there’s a lot to fix in the way we apply the law and subject convicted individuals to penalties, few problems receive as ...

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  • Understanding Pre-File Investigation and Pre-File Intervention

    Most individuals do not believe they need legal representation until they have been arrested, accused, or charged with a crime. However, many sources agree that it is more beneficial for a person to contact a criminal defense attorney the moment they ...

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  • The Difference Between the Federal and State Court System

    The U.S. Constitution created a federal system of government, which features a balance of power between the federal government and state governments. Because of federalism, individuals may be tried in either state or federal court, depending on the ...

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  • Why Talking to the Police is a Bad Idea

    The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution gives us one of the most important rights we have in this country – the right to remain silent. The reason this Amendment exists is to protect people from being forced to incriminate themselves when they ...

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  • Stay Connected With the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass

    Since 1993, the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass has been committed to being bold and unwavering advocates for those who have been charged with crimes. From DWI and drug crimes to serious felony and federal offenses, our legal team aggressively ...

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  • Understanding Tax Fraud Charges

    Tax Day – the filing deadline for IRS Tax Returns – is fast approaching. While some Americans’ may be enjoying their refunds or scrambling to get their finances and documents in order, others are fearful of an audit, with good ...

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  • Pharmacists & Physicians Equally Liable for Prescriptions

    The DEA has declared prescription drug abuse to be the fastest-growing drug problem in the nation. It is of particular concern because legally obtained substances can lead to addiction or death. One source of this problem is when medical offices act ...

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  • Former New Mexico Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

    A former New Mexico doctor has pleaded guilty to federal charges for defrauding Medicare and illegally dispensing prescription painkillers, leading to the death of a woman. The licensed physician, who had a neurology subspecialty, operated a pain ...

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  • What is Online Solicitation of a Minor?

    One of the most serious charges a person can face is a sexual offense involving a person under the age of 17. Crimes involving the online solicitation of a minor are aggressively prosecuted by both the Texas state government and the federal ...

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  • Senate Agrees on Sentencing Reform Bill

    After federal sentencing reform gained massive support this year, the Senate has reached a bipartisan compromise on reform legislation aimed at reducing our nation’s overcrowded prison population and saving taxpayer money. The bill, which was ...

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  • Explaining the motives behind public exposure

    The range of sex crimes for which we here at The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass have seen our clients in Dallas accused of is vast. These include indecent exposure. If you have been saddled with such charge, then you are likely concerned about the ...

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  • A Brief History of Miranda Rights

    When developing strategies for your defense, one of the factors your criminal defense attorney may consider is whether the arresting officers followed proper protocol. Officers are required to inform you of your Miranda rights, which were established ...

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  • A Look at the Structure of the Texas Court System

    There are two basic types of cases that courts handle. Civil cases involve matters such as lawsuits and criminal cases involve unlawful offenses. There are also two basic types of courts. The trial courts are the first to hear a case, whereas the ...

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  • Understanding White Collar Crimes

    White collar crimes are offenses characterized by the use of deceit for unlawful financial gain. They often do not involve violence; however, they are not victimless crimes. These types of felony charges can lead to lengthy prison sentences and large ...

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  • Comparing online copyright infringement and fair use

    Recent advances in online technology have made it easier than ever for Dallas residents to share information. Yet with the increase in personal, professional, and commercial online interactions has also come concerns over copyright infringement. Few ...

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  • What Happens If Your Child Is Charged with a Crime?

    Hearing that a child has been charged with a crime is one of a parent’s worst nightmares. Even when children make careless or reckless mistakes without the intent to cause harm, they may acquire a criminal record that can jeopardize their ...

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  • A Look at Kidnapping and Unlawful Restraint Charges

    Kidnapping and unlawful restraint charges are serious criminal offenses that can result in severe legal penalties. A criminal defense lawyer may need to defend you against charges of unlawful restraint if you’re accused of preventing a person ...

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  • What are RICO crimes?

    You, like many in Dallas, have likely heard the term “RICO crimes” used in associated with organized crime syndicates or drug trafficking operations. Yet what does this term mean, and is it only applied to clandestine criminal ...

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  • What Are the Consequences of Being on Probation in Texas?

    If you’ve been placed on probation, it’s important that you carefully review your court order or have your criminal defense attorney explain it to you. The specific conditions of your term of probation may vary, depending on the criminal ...

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  • Defending Yourself Against Sex Crime Charges

    The most effective way to defend yourself against accusations or formal charges of sex crimes is to contact a sex offender attorney as soon as possible. Your criminal defense attorney should be present during all interviews with police officers to ...

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  • Teach Your Children Internet Safety with These Tips

    Given the significant amount of time kids and teenagers spend online, teaching children about internet safety is a paramount concern. The earlier these issues are discussed, the better. As soon as your children are old enough to use an electronic ...

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  • The legality of using drug sniffing dogs during traffic stops

    Ask anyone in Dallas if law enforcement needs to first have a warrant in order to use dogs to try and detect the presence of drugs in a home, and he or she would likely answer yes. He or she would be right, too. The United States Supreme Court has ...

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  • Answering Questions About Burglary Laws in Texas

    Under Texas criminal law, an individual could be charged with burglary or criminal trespass if he or she is suspected of having unlawfully entered into a building. However, these are considered separate crimes. Burglary is considered to be more ...

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