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ComputerCrime

Defending Against Computer Crime Charges In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Computer crimes in Texas involve a wide range of activities, from breaches of security to online solicitation of crimes. Texas law is constantly changing to keep up with the pace of technology and technology-related crimes, and law enforcement agencies are constantly on the lookout for violations of Texas computer crime laws. Unfortunately, our ever-expanding… Read More »

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Defending Against A Public Intoxication Charge In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

In Texas, it is not a crime in itself to be intoxicated in public. Walking down the street after having drinks at a bar or restaurant, for example, does not open you up to a charge of public intoxication. Under Texas law (Texas Penal Code, Section 49.02), it is a criminal offense to appear… Read More »

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Drug Possession Defense In Texas: Understanding Your Legal Rights

By Keith B. French Law |

Despite changing public attitudes toward possession of certain drugs, particularly marijuana, law enforcement and prosecutors still take these crimes seriously in Texas. Each year, over 100,000 arrests are made in Texas for drug possession crimes – almost half of those for marijuana alone. Nationwide, more people are arrested for drug possession crimes each year… Read More »

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Evidence In Texas Criminal Cases: What Can And Can’t Be Used Against You

By Keith B. French Law |

When prosecutors charge a defendant with a crime, they bear the burden of proving their case at trial with solid evidence. The standard of proof for conviction in all criminal cases is “beyond a reasonable doubt”. This means that there must be no other reasonable conclusion for a jury other than that the defendant… Read More »

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What Prosecutors Must Prove In A DWI Case, And How To Defend Yourself Against DWI Charges

By Keith B. French Law |

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas is a serious offense that law enforcement and prosecutors do not take lightly. They will push aggressively for the maximum possible penalties available, based on the circumstances. Penalties can include jail time (up to 25 years in the most serious cases), and thousands of dollars in fines. Other consequences… Read More »

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Defending Against Assault And Battery Charges In Texas

By Keith B. French Law |

Assault and battery charges in Texas can arise fairly easily – an argument gets out of hand, a misunderstanding occurs, or objects get thrown. When law enforcement gets involved, at least one person may end up being charged with an assaultive crime under the Texas Penal Code. In Texas, “assault and battery” crimes are… Read More »

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Criminal Record Expunction In Texas: What To Know About Clearing Your Record

By Keith B. French Law |

Good people can sometimes do bad things, or make a mistake that creates a criminal record. Even a seemingly minor mishap can lead to an arrest, charge, or conviction. These become part of the public record and can haunt a person for years down the road. Some consequences of an arrest, charge, or even… Read More »

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