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Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • 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 wishing to search. Although the search warrant grants police access inside the ...
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  • 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 compassion and honesty when it comes to the best interests of my ...
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  • 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 and aggravated assault. Assault: The ...
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  • 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 ability to evolve and shift over time, according to how the judges rule. In America, legislators ...
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