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Archives for: October, 2017

Oct 26

What Help You Can Expect from Tarrant County Diversion Programs

Diversion Programs | FAIP | FODP

If you are charged with a crime, you probably expect the consequences to include jail, probation, expensive fines, a major disruption to your life, or a combination of all those things.

Here in Tarrant County, though, depending on the crime you have been accused of, you might be eligible to participate in a special diversion program that helps you avoid the typical criminal justice process.

Tarrant County’s diversion programs aim to rehabilitate the offender in order to correct the behavior and attitude that contributed to the original arrest. Upon successful completion of a diversion program, your criminal case can be dismissed, your criminal record can be expunged, and you can go back to living your life.

Let’s look at a [...]

Oct 17

Get a Second Chance with the First Time Drug Offenders Program

Diversion Programs | First Offender Drug Program (FODP)

A drug conviction can negatively impact all aspects of your life and leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you’re a first-time drug offender, though, you might be able to avoid the consequences associated with a drug conviction and get a second chance.

Here in Tarrant County, we have a number of diversion programs that focus on rehabilitating offenders instead of having them go through the typical criminal justice system process. There are specialty programs for felony DWI offenders, veteran offenders, youthful offenders, and domestic violence offenders.

In addition to these programs and others, our county also has a First Offender Drug Program (FODP). Let’s look at this program in depth to determine, as a first-time offender of [...]

Oct 13

Why Battery Is Actually Charged as Assault in Texas

Assault | Battery

Assault and battery charges are a very serious matter in Texas. Although lesser degrees of assault still carry consequences such as fines and a criminal record of violent crime that can compromise housing, employment, loans, child custody, and more, that is far preferable to suffering the penalties that come with the crime of battery.

It is therefore important to understand how assault and battery are charged in Texas so that you know what you’re up against and can make the best possible decisions to protect your freedom.

The thing to know about assault and battery in Texas is that they distinct crimes with distinct charges… but there is no charge for battery. Rather, battery in our state is technically charged [...]

Oct 4

What Penalties Does Alleged Texas Drug Trafficking Ex-Cop Face?

Drug Crimes | Drug Trafficking

It seems like a story out of a TV show rather than real life, but officials say former police officer Geovani Hernandez got involving in drug trafficking to get money to run for office. As a constable. Constables in Texas are licensed peace officers who perform functions such as issuing subpoenas, traffic citations, and other civil papers.

In May, he met with an informant to discuss an “illegal business venture.” Hernandez claimed to be friends with a Mexican drug boss, according to a complaint filed in the McAllen U.S. District Court. He said he needed money to run for office as a constable in Hidalgo County.

Previously, Hernandez ran unsuccessfully for a position as a Texas political official. In his [...]

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