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  • Penalties for a First DWI

    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all states. While every state has enacted its own drunk and drugged driving laws, it’s against the law in all states to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving ...
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  • Tarrant County's First Offender Drug Program

    Texas, like Arizona and Florida, is notorious for having some of the toughest laws in the nation, and drug offenses are no exception. If you were recently arrested for a drug crime in Fort Worth or anywhere else in Tarrant County, you probably have a lot of concerns. Will you go to jail? How much will the fines be? How will a criminal record impact your future? Assuming this was your first drug ...
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  • Community Supervision in Tarrant County

    What is Community Supervision, and what happened to Adult Probation? Are they the same thing? In Tarrant County, Community Supervision used to be called Adult Probation. So, they are the same thing; however, we no longer refer to it as Adult Probation. That being said, when you think of probation, think of Community Supervision and you have it right. A judge orders Community Supervision (think ...
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  • White Collar Crime Charges in Fort Worth

    In the United States, our crimes are separated into two categories: state-level crimes, and federal crimes. State legislatures enact state laws, while Congress enacts federal laws. By far the majority of crimes are state crimes, which are prosecuted in the state courts. Common state crimes include: sexual assault, drug possession , driving while intoxicated ( DWI ), theft , and murder. While each ...
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  • Pre-File Investigations in Fort Worth

    Do you have reason to believe that the police are currently investigating you? Perhaps a friend, neighbor, or co-worker said the police were asking questions about you. Or, perhaps you swear you’ve seen detectives or someone following you. If your instincts are right, you may be the target of a police investigation, otherwise known as a “pre-file investigation.” A pre-file investigation simply ...
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  • The Stages of a Criminal Case

    If you’ve recently been arrested for a crime, you are at the preliminary stages of what could be a very long journey through the criminal justice system. The process varies from state to state, but there are several steps that most criminal cases will follow – regardless if the case ends early from a plea bargain or goes through trial litigation. In this blog, our Fort Worth criminal defense ...
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  • Can I Get Fired for a Fort Worth DWI?

    There’s one thing that most of us depend on – economic security. In the face of driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, clients frequently ask me if they’ll lose their job if they are convicted of DWI, and this is a reasonable question indeed! Since a simple, first-time DWI in Texas is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, it’s important for all DUI defendants to consider how a DWI conviction ...
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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 bigger losses for victims. On this blog, we examine three common holiday theft ...
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  • 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 election fraud has started to dominate the headlines. Election Fraud Election fraud can ...
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  • 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 down pretty simply: taking the life of another individual. This ...
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  • 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 curtail motorists “… who disregard traffic laws, including impaired ...
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  • 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, clients could not reasonably be encouraged to be ...
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  • 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 has the right to bear and possess a firearm legally… or almost every citizen. There are ...
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  • 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 stringent and highly-specialized sets of laws governing the use of this ...
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  • 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 your arrest. If you are convicted of these offenses, your penalties could include jail time, the suspension (or full ...
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