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THREE HOLIDAY THEFT CRIMES

The holiday season always leads to a rise in theft crimes as criminals look to capitalize on the frenzy of gift shopping in numerous ways. Today, skilled criminals continue to find new ways to capitalize on the information being passed around in the digital sphere as much as the physical world, often leading to even […]

ELECTION 2016: WHAT ARE ELECTION CRIMES?

Election Day is finally here! It’s important to note while lining up at the polls to cast your vote that there are numerous laws that protect voter rights in this country. In recent days, those laws have been largely in the public eye thanks to comments from both major Presidential candidates, and the crime of […]

THE LEGAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOMICIDE & MURDER

The terms “murder” and “homicide” are often confused for one another because many people do not recognize that there is an important and distinct difference between the two terms. However, if you are facing charges of either one of these crimes, it’s crucial to know the difference. Homicide The definition for homicide can be boiled […]

BEWARE INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

If you drive a fair amount each day, you may have noticed an elevated police presence on our roads. The Texas Department of Public Safety says that State Troopers have increased the number of patrols on the roads beginning today and running through the end of the holiday weekend on Monday. This increased presence is designed to […]

THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION RULE

The fundamental principle that allows clients to reach out to a legal professional and seek their advice without any repercussions of being incriminated or having their actions exposed to a third party. This hallmark constitutes the attorney-client relationship and is covered by the American Bar Association in Rule 1.6. If this rule did not exist, […]

LOSING YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is one that has come under fire a lot in recent times. However, as it stands, every United States citizen […]

FIVE COMMON INTERNET CRIMES

While the Internet has provided all of the benefits of near-instantaneous information exchange, it has also become an avenue for a sharp rise in non-violent crimes, and even has been attributed as a factor in the rise of certain violent crimes as well. Thus, nearly every state as well as the federal government have developed […]

WHAT TRAFFIC OFFENSES CAN GET YOU ARRESTED?

Traffic tickets are as much a part of driving as auto accidents: they happen. But while failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and getting a ticket may not seem like that big of an issue, there are actually driving offenses that are far more serious and can even result in […]

CAN POLICE SEARCH MY HOME WITHOUT A WARRANT?

A search warrant is an order signed by a judge that gives police officers authority to search for specific objects or materials in the location noted in the warrant. In order to obtain a search warrant, the police must have probable cause to believe there is criminal activity taking place in the location they are […]

CONNECT WITH A. OLIVER HASSIBI

As a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney who founded my own law practice to advocate on behalf of the accused in Texas, I am proud to provide comprehensive representation. I have the knowledge, tools, and experience necessary to build effective defense strategies, and an aggressive attitude to win. I seek to provide a balance of […]

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ASSAULT CHARGES IN TEXAS

Before we can discuss the finer points of assault charges, we have to cover the basics—which means we need to know the difference between misdemeanor assault charges and felony assault charges. Since assault charges come in different forms depending on the circumstances, it’s vital to know the difference between misdemeanor or third-degree felony simple assault […]

CHANGE IN TEXAS LAW FAVORS THE RIGHTS OF DEFENDANTS

One of the distinguishing marks of American law is that the definition of a crime is not left to the courts to decide. In Britain, the “older brother” of our own legal system, legislators let criminal definitions be formed in the court of common law. As a result, the definition of a crime has the […]

ARE THE POLICE ALLOWED TO SEARCH MY CAR FOR DRUGS?

While a law enforcement officer generally needs a warrant to search you or your property, the rules are a little different when it comes to traffic stops. If you are pulled over for a legitimate purpose—whether you were speeding or you have a broken tail light—the officer would have the right to search your vehicle […]


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