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What Is Unlawful Restraint?

What Is Unlawful Restraint?

  • March 18th, 2020
  • The Law Office of Greg Tsioros
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Have you ever had a fight with your significant other in which you refused to let them leave the room? Have you ever blocked the doorway, taken someone’s keys or stood in front of a vehicle to prevent someone from…

Are You Eligible for Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

Are You Eligible for Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

  • April 18th, 2018
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If you or someone you love has questions about deferred adjudication eligibility in Texas, this post explains who is eligible for deferred adjudication, what it is, and how it works.

How to Respond to a Cease and Desist Letter

How to Respond to a Cease and Desist Letter

  • March 7th, 2018
  • The Law Office of Greg Tsioros
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If you have received a cease and desist letter (C&D), stay calm. A cease and desist letter is a common tool used to enforce intellectual property rights and other matters. An intellectual property violation can involve plagiarism, use of an…

5 Defenses for Fighting an Indecent Exposure Charge

5 Defenses for Fighting an Indecent Exposure Charge

  • October 18th, 2017
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Indecent exposure is against the law. Even if you didn’t expose yourself to a minor or another person, you could be charged with a serious sex offense or even be required to register as a sex offender. It probably doesn’t…

What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Elder Abuse

What to Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Elder Abuse

  • October 11th, 2017
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Other than children, elderly individuals are often the most vulnerable in our society. Ninety percent of the time, family members—not hired professionals—are reported for elder abuse. The most common types of elder abuse include: 1) physical abuse, 2) undue influence,…

How Hurricane Harvey Affected Looting Laws in Texas

How Hurricane Harvey Affected Looting Laws in Texas

  • September 27th, 2017
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Residents of Houston and surrounding counties are still struggling with the massive devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. Recent history—and historical recounts of previous natural disasters throughout the county—shows that a common pattern exists: Destruction is caused by the disaster Price…

Penalties for a Misdemeanor Crime in Texas

Penalties for a Misdemeanor Crime in Texas

  • September 13th, 2017
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Misdemeanor crimes include various charges prosecuted under Texas state law. A misdemeanor offense is usually viewed as a less serious matter than a felony offense. Both must be taken seriously by the accused. If convicted of a misdemeanor crime, the…

Reasons to Have Your Criminal Record Expunged

Reasons to Have Your Criminal Record Expunged

  • September 6th, 2017
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A criminal past can hurt your future in a variety of ways. Expungement, sometimes called expunction, is a type of legal procedure that helps an eligible, deserving individual to have records relating to criminal charges erased from both law enforcement…

Knowing Your Rights for the Upcoming Texas No Refusal Weekend

Knowing Your Rights for the Upcoming Texas No Refusal Weekend

  • August 16th, 2017
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Labor Day weekend is also a “No Refusal” weekend in Houston. Texas prosecutors like “No Refusal” holidays because they have a deterrent effect on drunk driving. Statistics show that an inordinate number of drunk driving fatalities occur during holidays, including…

DWI: How Texas’s “Second Chance” Law Could Help First-Time Offenders

DWI: How Texas’s “Second Chance” Law Could Help First-Time Offenders

  • August 9th, 2017
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Governor Gregg Abbott recently signed H.B. 3016, a bill that will allow a first-time DWI offender to submit an application for non-disclosure to restrict access to his or her criminal record. The new law seals the offender’s record and prohibits…

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