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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Probation

What Happens If You Violate A Term Of Probation While On Deferred Adjudication In Texas?

By Keith B. French Law |

If you are facing a serious criminal charge in Texas, deferred adjudication may offer you a way to avoid a trial and a potentially lengthy prison sentence. Deferred adjudication is actually a type of probation, or what is technically called “community supervision” in Texas. Basically, with a deferred adjudication the defendant agrees to plead… Read More »

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Can A Lane Change Lead To A Felony Drunk Driving Conviction?

By Keith B. French Law |

Drunk driving arrests rarely start out that way. The more typical scenario is that a police officer initiates a “routine” traffic stop after observing a possible infraction. During the stop, the officer then develops a suspicion the driver may be drunk, which may lead to probable cause justifying an arrest. This entire chain of… Read More »

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Can The Texas Attorney General Prosecute Me For A Possible Crime?

By Keith B. French Law |

Back in high school, you probably learned about the “separation of powers” when studying American government. This is the idea that there are three independent and co-equal branches of the federal government–executive, legislative, and judicial–and each has separate powers that cannot be usurped by the other two. The Texas state government follows a similar… Read More »

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Is Wearing A Motorcycle Vest Enough To Prove You Belong To A “Criminal Street Gang”?

By Keith B. French Law |

Fear of organized criminal activity has led the State of Texas to criminalize a person’s association with a “criminal street gang.” The law defines such a gang as “three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities.”… Read More »

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What You Need To Know About The “Revenge Porn” Law In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

In a time where we can instantly communicate with anyone via our smartphones, there is often a tendency to overlook potential privacy implications. For example, if you text or tweet an explicit picture of your spouse or partner, you may be inadvertently violating their privacy. You may also be committing a crime. In 2017… Read More »

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What Are My Child’s Rights If They Are Questioned By The Police?

By Keith B. French Law |

The juvenile justice system in Texas is designed to provide somewhat more simplified procedures for handling delinquency cases than the regular criminal courts. At the same time, juveniles have the same constitutional rights as adults. This includes the right against self-incrimination. This right is especially important given that it is far too easy for… Read More »

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