Criminal Law 101

When you’ve come into contact with law enforcement, you need help. We’re here to tell you: Find a criminal defense attorney immediately. That’s the most critical first step, and the earlier, the better. But how do you find the best attorney for you? What’s the first step? If you don’t know where to start, or if you’re not in the North Texas area, this blog can help. Discover for yourself what a trusted criminal attorney sounds like, and make your first moves toward protecting yourself.

Photo of Big Family Sit Feast Dishes Table Around Roasted Turkey

For most families, the holiday season is usually the “most wonderful time of year.” A lot of individuals are often excited about family gatherings, holiday shopping, traveling, and parties. Unfortunately, when family members have contrasting beliefs or misunderstand each other, a supposedly peaceful family gathering can quickly escalate to violence.

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Nothing is more frightening than being accused of committing a sex crime, and no other crime carries a greater stigma based on a single accusation. Since most sex crimes have no physical evidence to corroborate them, an accusation can be brought against a person based on the word of one other individual. Consequences for the accused can be horrific. Convictions ...

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Few accusations can cause more lasting damage than domestic violence. The allegation can change the life of an individual or family forever. After an accusation of family violence, the police will almost always make an arrest. After that, a couple can lose control over how the charges are handled.

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Definition of Consent

According to statistics from the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were 18,057 sexual assault incidents reported statewide in 2019. Under Texas law, sexual assault involves any form of sexual activity that lacks consent.

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Any time a person contacts law enforcement and claims sexual contact occurred without their consent law enforcement will begin an investigation. The focus of the investigation can range from penetration (including by object or oral penetration), lack of consent of the victim, or in situations of statutory rape if the person is younger than 17 years of age.

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When charged with a crime, hiring a trusted criminal defense lawyer needs to be the first thing you do for yourself or a loved one.

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After you’re placed on probation, you’re required to meet the conditions of probation. It’s important to keep a copy of the list of rules and tasks that will be necessary to complete the process.

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Getting out of jail is often the most immediate need faced by our clients. As criminal defense attorneys, we’ve been helping people bond out of the Dallas County jail and other detention facilities for years. To clarify, posting bond, or bail, is very different than getting probation or parole*—though all of these can help limit your time behind bars. So ...

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As more states have legalized marijuana, media reports about changes in local enforcement have caused misunderstandings about marijuana charges in Texas. To clear up any confusion, we wanted to offer some guidance and precautions.

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Many people have become crime show junkies through TV, movies, and the ever-expanding world of podcasts, but you won’t learn much about Texas law that way. The Lone Star State has its own way of doing things, including criminal law.

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