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Texas Representatives File Sandra Bland Act To Change Policing And Jail Policies

Is there any way to change our state's policing policies and jail standards to prevent tragedies like the death of Sandra Bland? Ms. Bland was 28 years old when she was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County on July 13, 2015. A medical examiner determined that the cause of her death was [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Texas Lawmakers Seek To Raise The Age Of Criminal Responsibility To 18

If you are seventeen years old in the state of Texas, you may not be able to vote, join the military, or buy a beer or a pack of cigarettes, but you'll probably be treated as an adult if you are charged with a crime in this state. In January, approximately two hundred people rallied [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can The Police Take My Phone As Evidence?

Let’s say that you are a witness to a confrontation involving police officers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and you record the confrontation on your smartphone. What you saw at the time of the incident was chaotic, so you aren’t sure if the law enforcement officers were exceeding their authority or merely using necessary and [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

A Look at Common Probation Rules

If you have been convicted of a crime, your criminal defense attorney may argue for a sentence of probation instead of jail time. Probation is generally ordered when the defendant is perceived to not be a threat to society. Although individuals who are on probation are free to live within a community, they must adhere [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

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 serious than criminal trespass and subsequently, it can result in more severe penalties. If you’ve been [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

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 device with internet access, they are old enough to learn the basics of keeping themselves [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense, Cybercrime|0 Comments

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 offense and other factors. Violating the terms of your probation may result in jail time. Criminal [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

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 future prospects. If your child is facing misdemeanor or felony charges, contacting a criminal [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

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 appellate courts review the decisions of the trial courts and may decide [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

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 approved at the beginning of October, has received the approval of both Republicans and Democrats and may possibly lead to [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense, In The News|0 Comments