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What’s the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

What’s the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

  • April 26, 2017
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It is important to know the differences between probation and parole. Although there are several similarities between them, people on probation or parole must adhere to a specific set of conditions and rules. Violation of probation and parole can lead…

How Does Probation Work?

How Does Probation Work?

  • March 1, 2017
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Probation is an alternative to a jail sentence. The offender, or person convicted of a crime, is allowed to remain free and follow rules, policies and procedures outlined by a judge. A judge may sentence the offender to serve a…

Texas Health Care Fraud Laws: Definition and Punishments

Texas Health Care Fraud Laws: Definition and Punishments

  • February 22, 2017
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Health care fraud is one of the subcategories of standard fraud and carries with it a wide range of penalties that you could be charged with. While health care fraud is just one type of fraud, there are also many…

The Most Serious Drug Charges in Texas

The Most Serious Drug Charges in Texas

  • February 15, 2017
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Texas Drug Charges Drug laws can vary quite a bit from state to state and Texas is no exception. There are a number of different factors that are considered when determining the severity of punishment, which can make the process…

What’s the Difference Between State and Federal Crimes? – Part 2

What’s the Difference Between State and Federal Crimes? – Part 2

  • February 8, 2017
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Demystifying State and Federal Crimes In law, there are situations when a person may be found liable for violating a state’s law and other cases where one may be found guilty of violating federal law. Furthermore, some cases are restricted…

Is It Possible To Clear My Arrest Record?

Is It Possible To Clear My Arrest Record?

  • February 1, 2017
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A criminal record has severe consequences when it comes to securing housing or seeking employment. Landlords and employers usually ask apartment seekers and job applicants about their criminal status. In many cases, ex-convicts are turned down by landlords and employers….

What Do I Do If I Miss My Court Date?

What Do I Do If I Miss My Court Date?

  • January 25, 2017
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Failure to Appear in Court If you have been mandated to go to court for whatever reason, it is essential that you stay on top of the date you are supposed to go. If you miss your court date, the…

Do I Have to Let Police Search My House?

Do I Have to Let Police Search My House?

  • January 18, 2017
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What Is Important To Know About Law Enforcement Searching A Residence In Texas It is possible for residents in Texas to be sitting at home watching television and enjoying a cool drink. There is an unexpected knock at their front…

Legal Drinking Limits in Texas: What Drivers Need to Know

Legal Drinking Limits in Texas: What Drivers Need to Know

  • January 11, 2017
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Most people can drink one cocktail, beer, or glass of wine at dinner without increasing driving risks. Beyond one drink, however, the line between sober and over the limit gets hazy. Everyone is different. Someone who doesn’t understand his or…

Why You Probably Need a Defense Lawyer – Even if You’re Innocent

Why You Probably Need a Defense Lawyer – Even if You’re Innocent

  • January 4, 2017
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While the United States justice system operates under a supposition that people are innocent until proven guilty, the experience of criminal charges can feel quite different. Investigators and prosecutors often pursue their cases with tunnel-like vision, searching for enough evidence…

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