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When you are arrested for a crime, you must be informed of your Miranda rights at some point before anyone, including law enforcement on the scene, can begin questioning you about the events or your involvement in them.

Who Can You Safely Talk to About Your Criminal Case?

When you are arrested for a crime, you must be informed of your Miranda rights at some point before anyone, including law enforcement on the scene, can begin questioning you about the events or your involvement in them.

A defendant’s mental illness makes him or her less morally culpable of a crime and should be taken into consideration as a reason to avoid the death penalty, according to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Court Throws Out Execution of Raymond Riles After 45 Years on Death Row

A defendant’s mental illness makes him or her less morally culpable of a crime and should be taken into consideration as a reason to avoid the death penalty, according to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Habeas Corpus and Direct Appeals can both be used to overturn a trial decision post-conviction, but there are important differences between the two that defendants should be aware of.

The Difference Between Habeas Corpus and Direct Appeals in Texas

Habeas Corpus and Direct Appeals can both be used to overturn a trial decision post-conviction, but there are important differences between the two that defendants should be aware of.

Under #Texas law, it’s a crime to bully someone using a computer, social media, the internet, or text messaging.

Cyberbullying – 6 Tips for Handling Harassing Text Messages

Under #Texas law, it’s a crime to bully someone using a computer, social media, the internet, or text messaging.

You are choosing not to have a lawyer present when the police question you, and that you are aware any statements you make could be used against you down the road.

What Happens If I Waive My Miranda Rights?

You are choosing not to have a lawyer present when the police question you, and that you are aware any statements you make could be used against you down the road.

When an offender commits at least two acts of domestic assault in the space of a year, he or she can be charged with continuous violence against the family

What is the Definition of a Domestic Violence Crime in Texas?

When an offender commits at least two acts of domestic assault in the space of a year, he or she can be charged with continuous violence against the family

The legal definition of fraud is any activity to gain money or property by deceiving, misleading, or making false statements to another person.

What You Need to Know About Wire Fraud

The legal definition of fraud is any activity to gain money or property by deceiving, misleading, or making false statements to another person.

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. Innocent People, Criminal Law, Snitch, Prison, Crime, Canning, Crime Comics, Home Canning, Conservation

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.

Hate crimes again made headlines in recent weeks when a gunman killed eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta. Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, James Byrd Jr, Lethal Injection, Houston Police, Reasonable Doubt, Crime, Hate, Texas

Hate Crimes Remain Difficult to Prosecute in Texas

Hate crimes again made headlines in recent weeks when a gunman killed eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta.

When an offender commits at least two acts of domestic assault in the space of a year, he or she can be charged with continuous violence against the family Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Bodily Injury, Foster Parenting, Accusations, Domestic Violence, Read More, Definitions, Prison

What is the Definition of a Domestic Violence Crime in Texas?

When an offender commits at least two acts of domestic assault in the space of a year, he or she can be charged with continuous violence against the family

While there is currently no federal law prohibiting revenge porn, most states have laws that make it illegal. Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Scientific American, Broken Relationships, Hurt Feelings, 24 Years Old, Social Media Site, Thing 1 Thing 2, Revenge

What Is Revenge Porn?

While there is currently no federal law prohibiting revenge porn, most states have laws that make it illegal.

Not every conviction results in a prison sentence. There are many different types of possible sentences you may encounter if convicted. Criminal Record, Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Kinds Of Sentences, Types Of Crimes, Criminal Justice System, Prison, Types Of Sentences

What Should I Expect at a Criminal Sentencing?

Not every conviction results in a prison sentence. There are many different types of possible sentences you may encounter if convicted.

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Getting Legal Help for Federal Immigration Offenses

Your decision to forego experienced legal help could hurt your chances of remaining in the United States

Whether you’ve received a subpoena to appear as a witness or a subpoena duces tecum, it’s never a good idea to simply ignore the subpoena. Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, What Happens If, Shit Happens, Texas Law, Will You Go, Court Order, Grand Jury, Criminal Justice System

What Happens If I Ignore a Subpoena?

Whether you’ve received a subpoena to appear as a witness or a subpoena duces tecum, it’s never a good idea to simply ignore the subpoena.

Tax crimes are a type of white-collar crime, and the penalties for failing to pay your taxes can be quite severe. Credit Suisse, Criminal Law, Central Bank, Global Economy, White Collar, Business News, Stock Market, The Borrowers, Crime

Tax Crimes

Tax crimes are a type of white-collar crime, and the penalties for failing to pay your taxes can be quite severe.

Mortgage fraud is considered a serious crime in every state in the nation. Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Types Of Crimes, Loan Application, Attorney At Law, Identity Theft, Financial Institutions, The Borrowers

Mortgage Fraud in Texas

Mortgage fraud is considered a serious crime in every state in the nation.