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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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  • 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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  • Unlawful Possession of Firearm Charges Texas

    Texas’ gun laws can be found under Title 10, Chapter 46, Weapons , of the Texas Penal Code. This Chapter covers the state’s laws regarding weapons offenses. It addresses things like “unlawful carrying weapons” and places where weapons are prohibited. It also goes over “unlawful possession of a firearm,” which is what this post is dedicated to. Texas is notorious for its weapons laws. In fact, ...
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  • Effects of a Family Violence Protective Order

    Under Title 1, Chapter 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure it states, “Family violence is a serious danger and threat to society and its members.” It continues: “Victims of family violence are entitled to the maximum protection from harm or abuse or the threat of harm or abuse as is permitted by law.” If someone is a victim of family violence (sometimes called domestic violence ), he or she can ...
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  • Prostitution Charges in Fort Worth

    Prostitution is commonly referred to as “one of the oldest trades in existence,” and yet, it’s still against the law almost everywhere in the United States with the exception of a certain part of Nevada. Often, people argue, “Prostitution involves two consenting adults, why on Earth is it still illegal?” While criminalizing prostitution seems ridiculous to some people, there are reasons why it’s ...
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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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