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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Restitution for Crime Victims in Texas

    Restitution is money paid to crime victims to help repair the damage done. To help right a wrong. It’s money paid be an offender to a crime victim to compensate the victim for the damages incurred directly from the criminal act. Texas prosecutors don’t always get to collect restitution from defendants but when they do, it makes crime victims very happy. Typically, we’ll see court-ordered ...
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  • Will You Get Community Supervision?

    Are you facing criminal charges in Dallas or Fort Worth? If so, you have a lot on your mind. Will you win or lose? Will you be sentenced to jail or prison? Is there any way you can avoid incarceration if you are convicted? If you are convicted, any of the following could occur depending on the nature of your charges, your criminal record, and the skill of your criminal defense attorney: You could ...
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  • Is DWI a Felony in Texas?

    Texas has a major problem with driving while intoxicated (DWI), whether drivers are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or both. So, as a big state with a big DWI problem, a lot of people wonder if the state is tough on drunk and drugged driving. In fact, people often ask me, “Is DWI a misdemeanor or a felony in Texas?” Considering how hard Texas is on crime, it’s no wonder why people worry ...
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  • Penalties for Theft in Fort Worth

    Are you facing theft-related charges in Fort Worth or anywhere else in Texas? If so, you’ll be curious to know how theft charges are prosecuted in the Lone Star State. You’ll also want to know the penalties involved. Theft offenses are covered under Title 7, Chapter 31 of the Texas Penal Code. Under Chapter 31, theft can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the ...
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  • Can I Be Deported for DWI?

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) under Sec. 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code is the one offense that is commonly committed by everyday people and Texas especially, has a big problem with people who drink and drive. According to the Texas Department of Transportation , “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.” TxDOT continues, “Don’t drink and drive.” If ...
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  • Stalking Charges in Fort Worth

    In recent years, states across the country have enacted laws that criminalize stalking behaviors that strike fear in the hearts of victims. Stalkers try to control their victims by startling behavior or threats that are meant to terrify the victim or make them fear for their safety. Stalkers can be a former partner or spouse, they can be a co-worker or neighbor, or they can be a complete stranger. ...
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  • Tax Evasion Charges in Fort Worth

    Given that it’s February and April is around the corner, taxes are on everybody’s mind. A lot of people are afraid of being audited by the IRS, especially those who are not W2 employees, but who are business owners, independent contractors and freelancers. In fact, the fear of an IRS audit is one of the reasons why workers are so careful to file their taxes before the deadline. According to the ...
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  • Can I Expunge My Criminal Record?

    Everyone has made mistakes throughout their life, especially when they were young, or in moments of weakness or desperation. Then, there are those of us who were “born on the wrong side of the tracks” or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sometimes, a mistake can lead to a criminal record, which affects the individual’s educational, employment and housing opportunities for years to ...
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