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Laboratory Fraud Criminal Defense Attorney, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Criminal Defense, Law Firm, Criminal Law, Jury, Quality Assurance, What Is Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency
What is Laboratory Fraud?
The environmental protection agency defines laboratory fraud as ““the deliberate falsification of analytical and quality assurance results, where failed methods and contractual requirements are made to appear acceptable.”
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New Resource on Sexual Assault Cases Involving a Spouse in Texas
Dallas criminal defense lawyers Broden & Mickelsen have published a new resource to help the public understand Texas laws on sexual assault involving a spouse.
5 Common Types of Fraud and Scams in Texas
5 Common Types of Fraud and Scams in Texas
Frauds and scams both involve using deception or manipulation to gain something for yourself, usually money or property, and therefore unfairly deprive another person of what rightfully belongs to them.
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. Shit Happens, Conviction, What Happens When You, Law, Federal Law Enforcement, Death Penalty
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid.
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.
What Happens if I Lose My Appeal Case? Court Of Appeals, Constitutional Rights, State Supreme Court, Texas Law
What Happens if I Lose My Appeal Case?
Once the appellate court has made its decision, you may be eligible to ask the court for a rehearing.
Frauds and Scams. Online Networking, Money Online, Online Work, Online Resources, Online Business, Network Marketing, Online Work From Home, Home Business Opportunities, Business Strategy
Frauds and Scams
Fraud and scams are unfortunately commonplace and can result in victims losing large sums of money.
What is Criminally Negligent Homicide? Police, People, Mental Health, Homicide, Felony
What is Criminally Negligent Homicide?
Under Texas law, criminally negligent homicide is a state felony charge. The easiest way to understand when criminally negligent homicide may apply to a case is by using the example of accidental death.
Response to the denial of an evidentiary hearing in State Motivation, Austin Police, The Fosters, Clint, Homicide Detective, Foster Family
Response to the denial of an evidentiary hearing in State
While we are disappointed that Judge Brown did not order an evidentiary hearing to get to the bottom of Jose Garza’s actions, it is important to recognize that Judge Brown simply concluded that an evidentiary hearing was not needed because prosecutors are not absolutely required to present exculpatory evidence to a grand jury
Defending Different Types of Federal Conspiracy Charges Federal, Federal Agent, Misdemeanor, Conspiracy, Law Enforcement Officer, Defense
Defending Different Types of Federal Conspiracy Charges
Federal conspiracy charges are tough to defend. Learn about the charges and how to prepare the best defense.
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Attorney F. Clint Broden Response to the denial of an evidentiary hearing in State v. Perry
While we are disappointed that Judge Brown did not order an evidentiary hearing to get to the bottom of Jose Garza’s actions, it is important to recognize that Judge Brown simply concluded that an evidentiary hearing was not needed because prosecutors are not absolutely required to present exculpatory evidence to a grand jury.
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What to look out for to avoid getting caught up in several types of common fraud and scams
Fraud and scams are unfortunately commonplace and can result in victims losing large sums of money. Dallas criminal defense attorneys Broden and Mickelsen, who have decades of combined experience defending clients in white-collar crime cases in both state and federal courts, have created a free resource describing and explaining five common types of frauds and scams in Texas.
How does bail work and how do I make bonds? Bail Bondsman, Expert Witness, Shared Office Space, Make A Presentation, Dallas County, Shared Office, State Court
How does bail work and how do I make bonds?
In state court, a person is entitled to have bail set in all cases except for capital murder cases.
Dallas White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Money Laundering, Expert
Dallas White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Federal Money Laundering Statutes
Dallas White Collar Criminal Defense Legal Expert Mick Mickelsen Explains the Basics of Federal Money Laundering Statutes.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Vetoes Criminal Justice Legislation Greg Abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Vetoes Criminal Justice Legislation
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vetoed some high-profile criminal justice bills presented to him at the end of this year’s legislative session including a move to allow earlier parole and legislation intended to restrict the use of hypnosis in the criminal justice system.
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers Collin County
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin Law Enforcement, Happy 4 Of July, Country Flags, Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, July, Benjamin Franklin
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin
Happy 4th of July!
Mass Shooting United States Marshals Service, United States Marshal, Innocent Bystander, Video Surveillance Cameras
Mass Shooting
Mass shootings are tragic, high-profile, and often chaotic. The pressure is on police to make arrests quickly after shootings.
What Kind of Electronic Monitoring is Allowed in Texas? Dating Tips, College Hacks, Global Positioning System, Pep Talks, Tracking Device, Inexpensive Dates
What Kind of Electronic Monitoring is Allowed in Texas?
Texas courts can order two types of electronic monitoring of defendants.
Parole Delays Result in Deaths in Texas Prisons Texas Prison, Hispanic Men, Credit Card Fraud
Parole Delays Result in Deaths in Texas Prisons
Texas’ prisons were dangerous places before COVID-19 swept through them in 2020 and 2021. The coronavirus killed hundreds, including some inmates who should have been released months earlier.
Anatomy of a Dismissal of a Criminal Case In Federal Court Federation
Anatomy of a Dismissal of a Criminal Case In Federal Court
While criminal cases in federal court are not often dismissed (unlike state court where dismissals happen more frequently), dismissals do happen.
What Happens If I Waive My Miranda Rights? Custody, Lawyer, What Happens If
What Happens If I Waive My Miranda Rights?
When an individual is taken into police custody, the law requires the police to inform them of their rights under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
What You Need to Know About Wire Fraud Types Of Crimes, Identity Theft, Fraud
What You Need to Know About Wire Fraud
White-collar crimes in Dallas don’t get as much attention as violent felonies because they don’t involve physical injury or physical damage, so the public tends to be less interested in these offenses.
Overview of Federal Money Laundering Statutes Legitimate, Bribery, Sell Car
Overview of Federal Money Laundering Statutes
When one hears the phrase “money laundering” one usually thinks of some activity by which illegal proceeds, such as that earned from selling narcotics, are made to appear as if they were derived from legitimate income.
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro
Cyberbullying a Crime in Texas? Computer Crime, Anger
Cyberbullying a Crime in Texas?
Texting is a great way to quickly get in touch with someone and stay in touch. However, the convenience it offers can also make it a tool for harm in the wrong hands.
The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving. Greats
The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.
The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.
Defending Different Types of Federal Conspiracy Charges
Defending Different Types of Federal Conspiracy Charges
Federal conspiracy charges are tough to defend. Learn about the charges and how to prepare the best defense.
Proving It Was Self-Defense and Not Assault Self Defense, Forced Labor, Bodily Injury
Proving It Was Self-Defense and Not Assault
When someone is prosecuted for assault, they will often claim they were acting in self-defense against another aggressor.
Proving It Was Self-Defense and Not Assault
Proving It Was Self-Defense and Not Assault
When someone is prosecuted for assault, they will often claim they were acting in self-defense against another aggressor.
Proving It Was Self-Defense and Not Assault
Proving It Was Self-Defense and Not Assault
When someone is prosecuted for assault, they will often claim they were acting in self-defense against another aggressor.
What Is Revenge Porn? Drifting Apart, Ex Boyfriend, Trust Yourself, Revenge, Internet
What Is Revenge Porn?
Before the internet, it was much easier for people to lose contact or drift apart. After a bad break up, you might move away and never have to worry about bumping into an old ex.
What is the Definition of a Domestic Violence Crime in Texas? Domestic Violence, Foster Parenting
What is the Definition of a Domestic Violence Crime in Texas?
Texas has a wide definition of domestic violence crimes. Although we often think of domestic violence offenses occurring between husbands and wives or people who are dating, there are many more classifications.
The automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment Police Officers, Police Officer, Photographer
The automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment
In a May 2018 decision, Collins v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court held in an 8-1 decision that a police officer couldn’t venture into a private home’s “curtilage” for the purpose of conducting a warrantless search of a vehicle.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE INVESTIGATED A NUMBER OF HOAX THREATS
LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE INVESTIGATED A NUMBER OF HOAX THREATS
Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, or through e-mail—is a federal crime (threatening interstate communications).
What Should I Expect at a Criminal Sentencing? Criminal Record, Criminal Justice System
What Should I Expect at a Criminal Sentencing?
Once someone has been convicted of a crime by a judge or jury, his or her case moves on to the sentencing stage. In the event an individual accepts a plea bargain, they will also go through the sentencing process.
Legal Defense Services for College Students in Dallas-Fort Worth Legal Defense, Institution Of Higher Education, Southern Methodist University, University Student, University Of North Texas
Broden & Mickelsen Offer Legal Defense Services for College Students in Dallas-Fort Worth
Being prosecuted for a criminal offense is a deeply troubling situation for anyone to find themselves in, but college students, whose professional careers have not yet even begun, have additional pressures to consider. Many institutions of higher education may expel or suspend students with criminal convictions against them, the consequences of which may affect the student for decades to come.
Federal Money Laundering Statutes
Federal Money Laundering Statutes
When one hears the phrase “money laundering” one usually thinks of some activity by which illegal proceeds, such as that earned from selling narcotics, are made to appear as if they were derived from legitimate income.
What Happens If I Ignore a Subpoena? Criminal Charges, Probable Cause, Nervous
What Happens If I Ignore a Subpoena?
If you have received a subpoena, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. You might even feel nervous or upset. After all, it can be frightening to receive an official document from the justice system that has your name on it.
Texas Criminal Justice Reforms May Inspire National Changes Federal Prison, Attorney General, Lone Star State, Terminal Illness, Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment, Inmates
Texas Criminal Justice Reforms May Inspire National Changes
Texas has a reputation for being a tough state for law and order with heavy sentences handed down to offenders. However, the Lone Star State’s initiatives to find alternatives to prison are helping drive forward a national reform bill.
Guidelines for Sex Offenders in Texas Galveston, Texas And Oklahoma, Texas Views, Criminal Procedure
Guidelines for Sex Offenders in Texas
Not every convicted sex offender has to comply with the public registry for life. Here’s how a sex offender in Texas can apply for deregistration.
Does Your White-Collar Crime Lawyer in Texas Stack Up? Reasonable Doubt, Judicial, Company Financials
Does Your White-Collar Crime Lawyer in Texas Stack Up?
Embezzlement is a serious crime that can impact the rest of your life. Learn about embezzlement charges and the key defenses used by white-collar crime attorneys in Texas.
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Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Clint Broden Named One of D Magazine's Best Lawyers for 2021
Broden & Mickelsen, LLP today announced that Attorney Clint Broden was named one of D Magazine's Best Lawyers for 2021. Attorney Broden was also named a "best lawyer" by D Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
What Does Your Right to Remain Silent Mean?
What Does Your Right to Remain Silent Mean?
The right to remain silent is something most people are familiar with, regardless of whether they’ve ever had an encounter with the police.
Bill Allowing Permitless Carry of handguns Advances in Texas Law-abiding, Texas History, Democrats, Disorderly Conduct, Safety Courses
Bill Allowing Permitless Carry of handguns Advances in Texas
Texas is on course to become the latest state to lift gun permitting rules after Republican lawmakers reached a deal this month.
Who Can You Safely Talk to About Your Criminal Case?
Who Can You Safely Talk to About Your Criminal Case?
Who can you talk to about your criminal case? Here’s why your defense attorney is the only one you should completely trust.
How a Felony Conviction in Texas Affects Your Voter Rights Reading, Right To Vote, Read More, American
How a Felony Conviction in Texas Affects Your Voter Rights
The right to vote is an important part of being an American citizen. Is it possible for a convicted felon to regain their voting rights in the state of Texas?
Complexities and the Illegal Possession of Firearms Firearms, Possession
Complexities and the Illegal Possession of Firearms
Under both federal and Texas law, certain individuals are prohibited from possessing any type of firearm.
Jail Informants Can Send Innocent People to Prison
Jail Informants Can Send Innocent People to Prison
Sometimes colloquially referred to as a “snitch,” a jailhouse informant is an incarcerated person who trades information or knowledge about a crime for some type of benefit.
What Does the Supreme Court’s Cell Phone Privacy Decision Mean? Parties, Cell Phone Carrier, Cell Phone Service, Phone Carrier, Chief Justice
What Does the Supreme Court’s Cell Phone Privacy Decision Mean?
Over the years, the court has held in prior cases that people don’t have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” when it comes to records controlled by service providers — like your cell phone carrier — as those service providers are third parties and people with phones give their carriers that access and control voluntarily
Police Body Camera Footage Proves Pivotal in Murder Conviction of Officer Law Enforcement Agencies, Security Guard Services, Security Service, Security Companies, Security Services Company, Officer, Police Department
Police Body Camera Footage Proves Pivotal in Murder Conviction of Officer
Police body camera evidence is a relatively new and powerful tool in criminal trials.