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Jan 17
2019

Penalties You Face for Violating Your Probation in Tarrant County

Probation Violations

Although there is much debate surrounding current probationary conditions and whether they are individualized enough to be effective for those re-entering the community, one thing is certain – every convicted felon in the Tarrant County Community Supervision program who violates their terms of probation becomes subject to additional penalties.

The “terms” of probation are basically the rules that you agree to live by in order to stay on probation. They include requirements like committing no other criminal offenses, abstaining from illegal use of controlled substances, paying your assessed fees, court costs, and restitution, and neither owning nor possessing firearms.

In this post we’re going to take a look at some of the penalties you may face if you are caught [...]

Jan 10
2019

Workplace Theft in Texas: Your Boss Says You Stole – What Now?

Theft Crimes | Workplace Theft

Recent field studies reveal that theft in the workplace is driven, in large part, by employees’ desires to “get even” with companies and managers who they feel mistreat them. Research also suggests that not being straight and disregarding their dignity are two big drivers in their desire to exact revenge.

In other words, they steal to get even. Anyone who’s had a regular job could probably relate to that statement based on some experience in the workplace at one time or another.

Granted, these thefts aren’t often quite so black and white. A multitude of factors can contribute to the ultimate decision to steal from an employer. Personal financial difficulties, true unmet needs, mental illness – these are all [...]

Jan 4
2019

You Were One of Many Texans Arrested for a New Year’s DWI – Now What?

Drunk Driving | DWI

Every year, we celebrate New Year’s Eve with the intention and goal to start anew. To make ourselves better in the New Year.

Unfortunately, if you were arrested for DWI over New Year’s, you may have to work even harder to keep your resolutions – and one of them had better change to “fight back against my charges.”

Why? Because the consequences of a conviction are incredibly serious. It will not only cost you thousands, but also force you to put your life on hold.

Sadly, this is something that many Texans will likely be going through this year. Over 400 people across the state were arrested for DWI as we rang in 2018, and the numbers for this year [...]

Dec 27
2018

Get Convicted of a Texas Drug Crime, Face Deportation

Drug Crimes | Drug Possession | Drug Trafficking

Within days of his 2017 inauguration, the President had already drawn up and signed an executive order to strengthen the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws targeting immigrants deemed a threat to public safety, and particularly “aliens who engage in criminal conduct in the United States.”

Houston Public Media reported less than a month later that 680 arrests were made during raids within a single week, and that 75 percent of the detainees had convictions – including convictions on drug-related offenses. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio confirmed around the same time that ICE agents across Texas were conducting these targeted raids.

All of them fall under the ongoing domestic operation known as Operation Cross Check, which was originally [...]

Dec 21
2018

Strategies That Can Help You Fight Family Violence Charges in Texas

Domestic Violence | Family Violence

Upon hearing the term “domestic violence,” most of probably imagine things we’ve seen in TV shows or movies. Usually couples where one is abusing the other. However, Texas domestic violence laws apply to more than just romantic couples.

According to the Texas Penal Code (Title 5, Chapter 22, Section 22.01), domestic violence is the use of force against a family member, household member, or a current or past dating partner that causes or threatens to cause bodily injury or other physical contact regarded as offensive or provocative.

The point? Every case is nuanced, for the best chance at a positive outcome, you need a competent criminal defense attorney experienced in domestic violence. They will be able to [...]

Dec 11
2018

Everything You Need to Know about Computer Crimes in Texas

Computer Crimes | Internet Crimes

Computers give us the ability to find an infinite amount of information with a single click. This is an incredible power to wield, and it has led to countless advances around the world.

Unfortunately, not everyone seeks to use the power of computers for good. With every new advancement in computing technology, there are those out there who have sought out ways to use computers to cheat the system for their own advancement by engaging in nefarious activities that hurt others.

Not surprisingly, this has led to a host of laws criminalizing these activities and ongoing policing by law enforcement to keep these activities under control. However, computers can do so many things and the laws are being written so [...]

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