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    • Cyber Crime is One Click Away

      The age of technology has infiltrated every fiber of life. Computers, cell phones, and pads are always within arm’s reach. Most Americans do not go through the day without touching some type of ...

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    • RICO Charges Are Serious

      RICO (Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) was originally passed by Congress in 1970, and signed into law by President Nixon, to prosecute members of organized crime. In the 1970′s ...

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    • Your Rights: Arrest and Holding

      As you are probably aware, a police officer must have probable cause in order to arrest a suspected criminal. Probable cause is a very abstract term that can apply to various situations. Basically, a ...

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    • Sobriety Checkpoints Remain Illegal In Texas

      Statistically, Texas ranks as one of the worst states for accidents caused by drunk driving, but the number of drivers pulled over for impaired driving ranks significantly higher. In an effort to curb ...

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    • Public Urination: What You Need to Know

      Austin is known for its bars. In fact, It has one of the highest bars per capita in the entire country. Consequently, alcohol-based offenses are relatively common here, from DUIs to DWIs to public ...

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    • Avoiding a DWI This Holiday Season

      The Christmas holiday season is supposed to be a time of celebration and jolly cheer–the last thing you want to be worrying about is a DWI charge. With holiday parties every weekend, it can be ...

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    • Expungement: Sealing Your Record

      You’ve heard the saying “crime doesn’t pay” before. Not only can a criminal charge result in jail time, fines, probation, and legal costs, but a criminal record can follow you around for a lifetime. ...

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    • Robbery

      Most states describe robbery as theft/larceny of property or money through the offender’s use of physical force or fear against a victim. Where a deadly weapon like a gun is used or the victim ...

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    • Distinguishing Between Theft, Robbery And Burglary

      As you may have realized, words that are exchangeable in common English can mean very different things when defined legally. We might use any of the words “ theft ,” “ robbery ,” or “burglary” to ...

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    • What's the Difference Between a Search and a Frisk?

      We’ve written previously about police searches and the laws surrounding them, and you may have heard of a stop-and-frisk before in which police pat you down in public. While they may feel the same to ...

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    • Police Questioning and Your Rights

      Sometimes it can be confusing to determine when you must legally answer police questions. Being read your Miranda rights is a signal that you have the right to remain silent during police questioning. ...

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    • Illegal Search and Seizure: What You Need to Know

      In the U.S. constitution, limits are placed on law enforcement via the 4th Amendment. It limits police’s ability to make unlawful arrests, search people, seize their property and even take contraband ...

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    • Qualification For Sex Offender Registry Removal

      In almost every instance, a convicted sex offender will have to register in Texas. They will have to remain on the “sex offender registry” for 10 years or life depending on the offense they were ...

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    • Sexual Assault

      Certain laws differ by state, but sexual assault usually alludes to any crime in which the offender exposes the victim to sexual touching that is unwelcome and distasteful. These crimes can extend ...

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    • Terry Stops in Texas

      Many might have the misconception that police cannot search a person without a warrant. However, in Texas, police search and frisks are completely legal–a police officer can stop and search a person ...

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    • Hit and Run in Texas: Reasons, Penalties, Defenses

      Texas’ Hit and Run Penalties Penalties for hit and run are very strict in Texas, however they depend upon the degree of damage at the scene. Penalties are much less harsh if no physical injuries to ...

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