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False Confessions by Juveniles: New Study Proposes Changes to Prevent Grave Injustices

Jul 17, 2014
Earlier this year, Daniel Villegas of El Paso was released after 18 years in prison. Villegas lost almost two decades of his life after being convicted of two murders he...

You Are Entitled to a Public Defender. Why You Should Hire a Private Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Instead

Jun 25, 2014
The constitutions of the United States and the state of Texas provide that if you can’t afford a defense attorney when facing criminal charges, you are entitled to an attorney...

U.S. Supreme Court: If You’ve Been Arrested, Police Cannot Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

Jun 2, 2014
Given that 90% of Americans now carry cell phones, it is likely that the overwhelming majority of the 12 million people arrested in the U.S. every year have their phones...

Leaving the Past Behind: Expunction and Non-Disclosure of Criminal Records in Texas

May 10, 2014
Every day in Texas, citizens with criminal records are denied employment because of their criminal history. According to a recent study, 88% of employers conduct criminal background checks on applicants....

Prescription Drug Abuse and Criminal Prescription Drug Possession in Texas

Apr 20, 2014
Most people associate drug crimes with street drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. Although these illicit substances make up a large portion of drug-related criminal activity, prescription drug abuse is...

Sex With a Minor: Consent Won’t Spare You From Serious Felony Charges

Apr 10, 2014
With a few exceptions, if you are an adult in Texas and you have sex with someone under 17, you are a sex offender. It doesn’t matter if the sex...

Choosing the Right Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Make All The Difference. Here’s What to Look For.

Mar 29, 2014
Experience, Cost and Results When you are caught up in the criminal justice system, you’re faced with many choices that can impact the course of your ordeal: Should I speak...

Social Media Posts and Pictures Can and Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law.

Mar 10, 2014
It has been said by parents all over the country to their teenagers using the Internet and posting on social media sites: presume that everything you post can be seen...

What Should I Do If a Policeman Asks To Search My Vehicle?

Feb 26, 2014
The U.S. Constitution Protects You From Unreasonable Vehicle Searches The Fourth Amendment guards citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. This means that a police officer needs permission to search your...

Consult An Attorney Before Speaking With Police

Feb 13, 2014
The U.S. Constitution Gives You The Right To An Attorney During Police Interrogations The Fifth Amendment requires police to give criminal suspects in their custody Miranda warnings, including informing them...
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